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Irony Alert: Pre featured in Bing's new Visual Search

by Derek Kessler Tue, 15 Sep 2009 9:23 am EDT

Bing? Yesterday Microsoft launched the latest expansion of their Bing search service, an image search system called Bing Visual Search. Unlike Google Image Search, where you have to know what you’re looking for, Bing Visual Search also presents you with pre-sorted options, like new cars or US politicians or cell phones. Each option comes with a tile depicting a typical result, like the BMW M3, President Barack Obama, or the Palm Pre. Wait, the Palm Pre is the cell phone icon on Microsoft’s new search engine? Wow. We’ve preserved the irony-laced screenshot after the break.

To be fair, it's entirely possible - likely, even - that these images are automatically generated by a mysterious and powerful algorithm, but if we're not ones to hold back from occasionally poking fun at our friends.


Thanks to kyanite for the tip!


Bing Visual Search