Badda Bing: Visual Search Results But First…

Yesterday, Microsoft announced plans for new visual search feature additions to their Bing search engine.

Bing plans to roll out image based searches later this year via Bing’s Visual Search Galleries.

Bing Visual Search Galleries

Bing Visual Search Galleries

Microsoft’s visual search promise comes with one seemingly large caveat, prospective Bing visual search users must first install Silverlight before they can view Bing’s visual search results.

Install Silverlight

Install Silverlight

If having to install an application before searchers can get a search product to work isn’t a friction generating barrier – I don’t know what is.

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