Pocket-lint has learnt from industry sources that Microsoft's revamp to Live Search - codenamed Kumo and now titled "Bing" - will be going live on Friday 29 May.

As previously reported, the new search engine will apparently be a significant upgrade to Live Search, as well as competing with new "semantic" engines like Wolfram Alpha.

Microsoft aims to cut down on people having to refine searches once they've made them by offering categories. For example, if you do a search of "Audi S8", it will feed back results categorised under "Audi S8 Parts", "Used Audi S8", "Top images for Audi S8" and "Top video for Audi S8".

Will it be enough to overcome Google's utter dominance of the search market? That question may now be answered sooner, rather than later.