A sampling of search results using Microsoft's upcoming search engine, formerly code-named Kumo, shows some of its new features.
Kumo search for swine flu
Microsoft is publicly detailing its upcoming search engine, formerly code-named Kumo and, as of Thursday, now known officially as Bing. The revamped search tool has several new features, including a left-hand navigation pane for moving among different types of searches, category breakdowns for search results, and bringing some information directly into the results page.
For health queries, Kumo/Bing can include full articles, including content licensed from the Mayo Clinic.
When entering a query, such as flights from San Francisco to Maui, Kumo returns not just flight options, but also uses technology from its Farecast acquisition to offer predictions about whether prices will go up or down.