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Old 06-15-2009, 02:23 PM   #1
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I just registered this forum while surfing and I’m curious about what you think about Bing.
According to some news it already started to overtake Yahoo. But it seems to me they can’t beat Google. I think more creative ideas and some vision is needed to overtake Google.

Besides of that there’s adsense and adword industry. Google is creative and established firm, Bing brings nothing new to us.

If Google creates linux based operating system, maybe they can overtake Microsoft?

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Old 06-15-2009, 02:37 PM   #2
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If Google creates linux based operating system, maybe they can overtake Microsoft?
You mean Android? Works well for me....

   
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Old 06-17-2009, 02:05 PM   #3
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At first glance, I'd say the engine is in the same league as Google. There are some handy features on the left side bar, and having a nice wallpaper doesn't hurt.

I have may reasons to dislike Microsoft, but one thing I've noticed is we can never count them out. They have a history of releasing inferior products, improving them over time, and then slipping into the lead with good marketing and cut-throat business practices.

I think Bing is a real threat to Google.
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I think Bing is a real threat to Google.
I don't think so, long term. MS seem to invent new "search engines" almost every year. Bing is pretty easy to optimise for...

   
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Old 07-13-2009, 04:38 PM   #5
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After using Bing for a couple weeks, I can see that it's not as good as Google, so I won't be using it. OTOH, Microsoft has a good track record for winning in the market with second-best software.
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Although I am not always a great fan of Cringeley, I thought his op-ed in today’s NY TimesChrome vs. Bing vs. You and Me — was thought-provoking.

Microsoft doesn’t really expect to overcome Google. This is all a game played in the stratosphere. Nor does Google think it will make inroads against Microsoft with its online software.

Not sure I like that idea, but it makes a kind of sense.

   
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andrew: After using Bing for a couple weeks, I can see that it's not as good as Google
I've not deliberately tried Bing but when I've done searches (using Google) and inadvertantly clicked on an msn link, I've gotten a useless Bing page--every single time, there are no results--so I've not been impressed with my brief flings with Bing...'-}} (couldn't resist)...

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After using Bing for a couple weeks, I can see that it's not as good as Google
That has not been my experience: I too have been using Bing for a couple of weeks, and I find Bing gets fewer hits, but more relevant ones. (And Yahoo! is quite as good as Google.)

   
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For me, Bing was too narrow, and I missed things I later found with Google. So this could be a matter of preference.
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And I count the wallpaper as a negative. I prefer Google precisely because the basic page is so simple.
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