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Give me the search engine that goes "Bing!"
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Jun 1, 2009, 06:16 AM
 
Tried out Bing yet? Seems pretty nice. I test out search engines by using my name ctt1wbw and seeing what pops up. This did a pretty good job.
     
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Jun 1, 2009, 08:28 AM
 
It's ok. Not sure what ELSE is has to offer.

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Jun 1, 2009, 10:21 AM
 
Well, there is a pretty background picture featuring balloons.
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Jun 1, 2009, 10:24 AM
 
Maybe it can correct grammatical errors.
     
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Jun 1, 2009, 10:35 AM
 
didn't find what google finds.
     
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Jun 1, 2009, 11:10 AM
 
Looks like they're trying to look like google...
     
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Jun 1, 2009, 12:53 PM
 
There's nothing more I like about the internet than popups. Thanks Microsoft.
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Jun 1, 2009, 02:02 PM
 
Reminds me of this. "Let's take our Live Search, give it a retarded background and call it 'Bing'! That'll bring down Google!"
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Jun 1, 2009, 03:30 PM
 
PC World even asked Microsoft about this similarity, and the company confirmed via e-mail the primary difference between Bing and Live Search is the user interface, which the company claims is more intuitive.
I can't see too many people switching over to it from Google.
     
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Jun 1, 2009, 04:07 PM
 
It's good to see Microsoft thinking about user interface, but they really don't seem to have thought that deeply (or at least creatively). The new UI just looks like a hybrid of Ask.com and Google and has no novel features that I can see.

Also, balloons? Microsoft's rep as king of the random stock photo is unblemished.
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Jun 1, 2009, 04:34 PM
 
On the bright side, telling someone to go "bing yourself" is kind of fun.
     
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Jun 1, 2009, 04:49 PM
 
I wonder what Bing Crosby would say if he were still alive. He'd sue. He'd get the lawyer from the McDonald's coffee case and sue.
     
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Jun 1, 2009, 05:26 PM
 
So much for Microsoft's originality...

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Jun 1, 2009, 08:18 PM
 
Microsoft's new porn search engine...

Microsoft's New Search Engine Puts Porn in Motion - Science News | Science & Technology | Technology News - FOXNews.com

Not that the same can't be done with Google or anything else, but funny nonetheless.
     
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"From the standpoint of the new state-of-the-art search engine, [the video preview] is a really neat thing of course," Hughes said. "The flipside of that is that you've got an abundance of pornography out there."
I don't see the problem?

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I blame Al Gore. And Bush.
     
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Jun 2, 2009, 07:06 AM
 
Just the fact that they've got a bunch of stupid, unrelated stock images on the site is reason enough for me not to use bing. It's a typically MS thing, adding stuff that nobody needs.

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Jun 2, 2009, 07:57 AM
 
I hate it.
     
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Jun 2, 2009, 08:53 AM
 
How ever its received by the macintosh community (which is predominately ant-microsoft) it has been well received in the media, and it seems the consensus is that MS finally got it right with it.

I'm not sure if they'll make any headway against google at this point however. I've not played with it, and I doubt that I'll use it over google.
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Ooo just found out i made it into an article about problems with Safari 3.2!! Woop!
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Jun 2, 2009, 11:58 AM
 
Originally Posted by Phileas View Post
Just the fact that they've got a bunch of stupid, unrelated stock images on the site is reason enough for me not to use bing. It's a typically MS thing, adding stuff that nobody needs.

Good design is not when there's nothing left to add, it's when there's nothing left to take away.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery would agree.
     
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Jun 5, 2009, 02:58 PM
 
FWIW: Bing apparently had more of a "usage share" than Yahoo did since it's launch. Not sure if that's good for Bing, or bad for Yahoo. (or both).

Seems Balmer can kick some sand at Yahoo now.
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Jun 5, 2009, 03:10 PM
 
Yahoo shouldn't be scared. I believe they are reigning supreme with Yahoo Finance, which Google Finance can't even touch.
     
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Jun 6, 2009, 12:06 AM
 
Screw Micro$haft and their half-baked crapware.
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Jun 6, 2009, 08:52 PM
 
Apparently Microsoft is dropping nearly $100 million dollars advertising their "Bing-a-thon."

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Jun 7, 2009, 09:34 AM
 
That's one thing they do very well. Spend money on bad advertising.
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Microsoft? Never heard of 'em.
     
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Jun 7, 2009, 11:05 AM
 
Originally Posted by driven View Post
That's one thing they do very well. Spend money on bad advertising.
I'm waiting to hear Seinfeld's "Bing" jokes.
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Microsoft. Keeping bad advertising agencies in business since 1975™.
     
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Jun 7, 2009, 09:20 PM
 
Are they changing the Windows Live services to Windows Bing? Windows Bing Messenger, Windows Bing Mail....
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Originally Posted by 64stang06 View Post
Are they changing the Windows Live services to Windows Bing? Windows Bing Messenger, Windows Bing Mail....
Live Maps is now Bing Maps. But it appears the others haven't changed.
     
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Originally Posted by 64stang06 View Post
Are they changing the Windows Live services to Windows Bing? Windows Bing Messenger, Windows Bing Mail....
"Bing Mail" has a nice ring to it.
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Jun 21, 2009, 03:23 PM
 
I upgraded my parents' iMac to Safari 4. The first time I opened it, it gave me the welcome screen. I pointed it to MacNN, and sometime in there, a new window popped up with this url:
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http://www.bing.com/?scope=web&mkt=en-US&FORM=MFEHPG
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Jun 22, 2009, 02:13 PM
 
Originally Posted by 64stang06 View Post
Are they changing the Windows Live services to Windows Bing? Windows Bing Messenger, Windows Bing Mail....
This is too complicated for me. I need a Bing Wizard.

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Originally Posted by harbinger75 View Post
Screw Micro$haft and their half-baked crapware.
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Originally Posted by d4nth3m4n View Post
I forget this is a mac forum sometimes. thanks for the reminder!
I couldn't resist.
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