Microsoft introduced Bing Visual Search at the TechCrunch 50, as part of “Bing Wave 2,” other elements of which’ll be released later this year. Visual Search will let people browse through categories of images as a way of finding information online without typing in a keyword. In a post introducing the feature, the Bing team used examples including an actor whose name you can’t remember, or a product, such as a handbag or digital camera, whose brand name you can’t remember. The feature uses Microsoft’s Silverlight interactive technology. Visual Search is available in beta, and Microsoft says it will be adding more categories of images over time.
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