A history of Live.com
It's funny how often Microsoft has re-branded its search engines; and in the following article we discuss a little of the history of Bing.com.
Back in 2004, which is as far back as we can remember Microsoft's search engine, search.msn.com called MSN search, was in beta with an index of some 5 million pages. This is a trivial index by today's standards, but back then this was comparable with Google and Yahoo's index in size. But that was the only comparison one could make though. In terms of quality of search results, MSN search was terrible.
In September 2006, Live Search (search.live.com) was released to an unsuspecting world and that was about the time this Live proxy site went online!
This proxy was originally intended to allow people to surf live search, but alas events superceded us - you can still use this site to view and proxify Bing pages though!