Bing Gets a New Toolbar
- Posted: Dec 04, 2009 at 11:11 AM
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Along with the numerous announcements about the new Bing features revealed this week, the team also launched an updated web browser toolbar called the “Bing Bar.” Designed to replace the older MSN toolbar, this browser add-on built with Silverlight technology works in both Internet Explorer and Firefox.
As with the MSN toolbar, the new Bing Bar features a web search box, except now it’s powered by Bing Search Assist instead of Live.com. This feature provides search suggestions and image suggestions as you type in text. It can also tap into your search history to suggest previous queries you had entered before.
Another very cool feature is the toolbar’s ability to send you breaking news alerts, tailored to your preferences. Using the “Browse Plus” feature, as it’s called, you can configure the toolbar to watch for certain topics – like stock alerts, for example.
The “no-fail cash detector” helps you save money when shopping online by doing comparative searches for the product you’re viewing to see if another merchant has a better price or if you could get a deal via Bing Cashback.
Other buttons provide one-click access to news, video, stocks, and your Hotmail inbox. You can