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    cbae

    I don't like it.

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    cbae

    Old version still comes up on Chrome though.

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    magicalclick

    Is there a new one? I get this frog video, but, that's nothing new to me. How do I get the new version? Thanks.

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    Ian2

    Frog video is new to us in the UK.  Sweet!

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    Dr Herbie

    @Ian2: I was more excited by the reference question to Baron Silas Greenback than about the animated frog.

    Herbie

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    TommyCarlier

    A search engine that plays random videos? Sounds like Microsoft stole the idea from SpectateSwamp!

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    figuerres

    , TommyCarlier wrote

    A search engine that plays random videos? Sounds like Microsoft stole the idea from SpectateSwamp!

    you did not hear about the deal ?  they bought his code; it's now running MSFT HQ and bing Big Smile

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    exoteric

    Another cool video. I guess you're referring to the new transition effect to the search results? Looks nice too! Smiley

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    davewill

    Man.  How many frogs can that branch hold!

    I don't see what is "broken".  What are you refering to as broken?

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    Harlequin

    What video? All I see is a static backgrounf with a frog in it. Is there supposed to be a video brush on the background or something?

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    spivonious

    , Harlequin wrote

    What video? All I see is a static backgrounf with a frog in it. Is there supposed to be a video brush on the background or something?

    Are you using an HTML5 browser?

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    Sven Groot

    It uses HTML5 video in browsers that support it (it works for me in IE9 and FF4, anyway).

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    Harlequin

    IE9

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    blowdart

    Works on my machine. It does depend which homepage you get though, what country are you in?

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    cbae

    , davewill wrote

    Man.  How many frogs can that branch hold!

    I don't see what is "broken".  What are you refering to as broken?

    For some reason, bing.com thought I was using Metro IE (or IE 10 Preview on Win 7). I was actually using IE9 on Win 7. The main page was static (just an image of a frog), and when I did a search, the results came back on a Metro-looking page with a back button that didn't work and the Bing logo linking to a page that just rendered all-text gibberish.

    Since it worked fine from Chrome, I figured it was a cookie issue. So I deleted the bing.com cookie in IE9, and now I see the frog video, and the results page looks normally.

    Weird.

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    Harlequin

    , blowdart wrote

    *snip*

    Works on my machine. It does depend which homepage you get though, what country are you in?

    Canada. Silly if it's country based =(

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    blowdart

    , Harlequin wrote

    *snip*

    Canada. Silly if it's country based =(

    Well it's not like Canada is a real country Wink

    But yea, it appears bing.ca isn't animated.

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    Harlequin

    I see it now, just set myself to U.S. English...I wasn't going to .ca, I was going to .com. Not sure why the animation would be based on your country preference...

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