Microsoft launches their new search engine "BING". Should Google be shaking?

  • silverfox

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    Jun 02, 2009 2:04 AM GMT
    Well there has been a lot of press about Microsoft's resurgence recently, including their new search engine Bing.

    You can read about it here----

    http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9133770

    And you can try it here----

    http://www.bing.com/

    I am a Google freak. Those of you computer/internet guys who are in the know....do you think Bing is going to shake up the search engine world?

    What do you think?
  • Timbales

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    Jun 02, 2009 2:05 AM GMT
    I binged Google. icon_biggrin.gif
  • silverfox

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    Jun 02, 2009 2:09 AM GMT
    yes i did that too Timberoo right after I Bing-ed my own name icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 02, 2009 2:24 AM GMT
    Microsoft doesn't make useful products. They make hulking nerd machines. Look how they try to combine the search engine and the web browser by having the search history take up quarter of the screen. Check out how an address search pulls up a clunky map with pop ups and suggestions on half the screen. Microsoft, after all, knows better what you are interested in than you do.

    On shopping search results make up 1/3 of the page space, with price being as large any any other character and advertisements and suggestions taking up 1/2 the page. Google, on the other hand, has price writ large taking up 80% of the total page.

    ON video search Bing just gives the videos and their title. Google gives the video, title, description, and a preview of the first result.

    Bing image just gives a thumbnail. Google gives the thumbnail, size and dimension information.

    And the rub is, the search term I used for both was "cheese cloth" which is actually one word. Google offered a correction, Bing never did. Which means I can find more accurate results on google without thinking to do a spellcheck.

    Still, it is way better than Altavista.
  • silverfox

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    Jun 02, 2009 2:27 AM GMT
    MunchingZombie saidMicrosoft doesn't make useful products. They make hulking nerd machines.


    Yes I have been playing around with it and I am not impressed.
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    Jun 02, 2009 5:48 AM GMT
    I don't use google and most likely, no wait, very likely I won't use Bing. I am quite happy with Yahoo search.
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    Jun 02, 2009 5:50 AM GMT
    I think people will stick with Google. It has been a great site for many, many people. They will continue to use it as they are more familiar with it, I believe.
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    Jun 02, 2009 6:09 AM GMT
    http://www.decisionengine.com/Default.html

    eh..

    my University uses Gmail. its convenient

    Bing sounds arkward... imagine me in my study group.

    Im going to Bing it....
    What?...
    Yeah Bing it...
    huh? bang it? like get her dun?
    no...B-ING
    wtf is that?
    Nevermind... ill google it!
    Bing!

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    Jun 02, 2009 7:11 AM GMT
    give me 1000 good reasons to switch and I will, cause so far all i can see is 1000 reasons to continue googling.
  • Delivis

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    Jun 02, 2009 7:43 AM GMT
    Google is my overlord, it will take over the world, resistance is futile.
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    Jun 02, 2009 7:45 AM GMT
    Delivis saidGoogle is my overlord, it will take over the world, resistance is futile.



    That would by HULU........cause their aliens and that's how they roll.......icon_razz.gif