Microsoft to revamp MSN with Bing ties in

Microsoft is working on overhauling MSN, its decade-old portal site in a few key ways, with an aim to launch the revamped version in the fall. In particular, the company is trying to add a limited amount of personalization as well as more social media features. Microsoft is also trying to downplay the myriad of channels that date […]

Microsoft is working on overhauling MSN, its decade-old portal site in a few key ways, with an aim to launch the revamped version in the fall. In particular, the company is trying to add a limited amount of personalization as well as more social media features. Microsoft is also trying to downplay the myriad of channels that date back to the days when its portal, like Yahoo and AOL, aimed to be a directory of the Internet. Microsoft has also been playing around with different search box designs to see which one lead to the most queries, and by posting features on the site that tie in to Bing's search engine. Bing has managed to pick up market share, and is now number 2 in search after Google. Microsoft is also hoping that deals with HP and Dell will convince more people to use Bing.

Source:→ CNet