TechCrunch: Bing Strips Down Results Page To Make Google Look Like “Search Overload” →

Josh Constine:

While Google keeps cramming its search results pages full of tools and social content, today Bing confirmed with me the full roll out of a redesigned search results page that completely clears the left sidebar, and replaces the tabbed header with a cleaner set of links. Bing’s Facebook integration is also more subtle now, instead of plastering names and faces beneath Liked results.

Constine quips that Microsoft is trying to win with better design since it can’t match Google’s algorithms, and my experience suggests that Google still does return better results than either Bing or DuckDuckGo. But that isn’t to say the other two return bad results, and of the three, Bing now has both the quickest and leanest results page.