Microsoft officials said they aren't going to be using video on the Bing home page every day; it will happen when the mood strikes the home page team. For those who prefer still images, displaying the Like button and hotspots, Microsoft is allowing them to switch off the video image. (Guidelines for this can be seen in the comments by user "Tagus.")
Bing also announced earlier this week new "Action Buttons" -- buttons for common actions taken across seven different categories, including airlines, couriers (e.g. FedEx), restaurants, banks, rental cars, software downloads and hotels -- that take users to sub-pages to help them more quickly complete their tasks.
Also: For those who were wondering whether there would be any Microsoft-related component to Facebook's f8 "open graph" and Timeline announcements, LiveSide.Net managed to find one: "One of the filters available in Timeline is Maps, which can show all the places you’ve been (and shared on Facebook) on a Bing Map embedded in Facebook’s Timeline, or on Facebook’s new sidebar, called 'Ticker.'" At some point Facebook-investor Microsoft, no doubt, also will be taking advantage of all those new over-sharing application programming interfaces (APIs) that Facebook announced this week. I, for one, am hoping there's a very visible "spare me" button as all of this rolls out.
Finally, I nominate this tidbit from Google's written testimony, released prior to Chairman Eric Schmidt's appearance before the Senate Judiciary committe this week as the "Can you believe s/he said that" quote of the week: