I must say that I rolled my eyes at the Bing announcement. However, there is a feature that is pretty useful. If you are ever in search of a video, you will find that their video preview is pretty nice. My son watches a lot of Nerf videos on Youtube.com. By going to bing.com he can watch everything in one place with the mouseover preview. Good job MSFT!
Take a look at the video results: http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=nerf+gun&go=&form=QBVR
Parents, don’t let your kids do this unsupervised and please turn up the ‘safe search’ settings.
I also have to say that the Bird’s Eye view maps have been a must visit site for me when searching for real estate. The birds eye is a much nicer view than the satellite view from the other providers and provides a great overview of a neighborhood.
Keep it up Microsoft. You are certainly chasing the leader right now, but innovation will outweigh online loyalty every day.