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Microsoft Unveils Bing for Schools

Nick Summers for The Next Web:

The tweaked Bing experience, suitable for students between kindergarten and the end of high school, removes all advertisements from the search engine due to Microsoft’s belief that schools “are for learning and not selling.”

This is a good move by Microsoft. In my experience education-specific tools have erred on blocking a lot of worthwhile content. I certainly understand the need to block pornographic and social traffic on school computers, the line has to be drawn with care. I’d like to see Microsoft finally get that balance right.