celgins - 9:33 pm on Sep 22, 2010 (gmt 0)
Plus requiring a live id. Sounds like the reward program isn't so free.
I don't think most folks will have a problem with this, and will likely look at it as simply having another email address. A lot of folks did the same with Google Buzz. They got Gmail accounts so they could use the application.
I think this incentive to search with Bing will get attention--
especially if rewards users with cool gifts. People are always looking for a tangible return.