Wow. Bing is completely and utterly down right now and has been for several minutes. The tweets about it are flying in at a massive pace — as are the tips to us. [Update below, it’s back after about 30 mins of downtime.]
It’s one thing when startups, like Twitter, go down, which happens all the time. It’s another when a major search portal does it. If this is part of the new strategy to beat Google, Microsoft didn’t mention it in the Fall Release event the other day.
Update: A Bing team member writes that they are “working on bringing @bing back up.”
Update 2: And at least now they have an error page (below):
Update 3: And they’re back. Total downtime around 30 minutes…