Microsoft is gearing up to launch "Bing Fund" a new program designed for entrepreneurs and startups in Bing. A posting on Microsoft's job site describing Bing Fund, as "an Angel Incubator working with startups and accelerators to bring a wave of innovation to OSD" (Microsoft's Online Services Division).
From the job posting:
"The Bing Fund portfolio includes startups working on the web, desktop, mobile and console. Because of the pace and variety of Bing Fund startups, the type of work (for a creative director on the Bing Fund) can vary hugely. We are looking for the whole package: someone who can go from a concept - articulating the high level concept - to driving the experience from incubation through to creation of production assets. You have demonstrated ability to effectively partner with developers and entrepreneurs to shepherd end to end experiences from concept to ship. You have knowledge of natural user interface (NUI) paradigms and have experience in designing experiences with multiple input modalities."
In addition to Bing, other Microsoft products in OSD's line-up includes MSN, adCenter, and advertiser tools. "Search and display advertising accounts for nearly all of OSD's annual revenue -- yes, even in spite of the fact of the recent $6 billion write-down connected with the company's acquisition of the digital advertising vendor aQuantive," posted MJ Foley on ZDNet.
Currently, when you visit Bing Fund's website, a teaser shows off as in the picture above, displaying, "We're working on something fun and will have more to share soon," and Microsoft is reported to peel back the covers on the Bing fund in mid-July.