Microsoft's Bing v/s Google?

Can Microsoft's Bing really challenge Google?

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#1 adkool  Icon User is offline

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Microsoft's Bing v/s Google?

Posted 05 June 2009 - 10:59 AM

Can Microsoft's Bing really challenge Google? :)
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Re: Microsoft's Bing v/s Google?

Posted 06 June 2009 - 12:30 PM

Bing is nice, but I distrust Microsoft's motives and I really like iGoogle. Bing definitely has a chance but Microsoft needs to play their cards right.
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Re: Microsoft's Bing v/s Google?

Posted 08 June 2009 - 01:58 PM

View PostTom9729, on 6 Jun, 2009 - 12:30 PM, said:

but I distrust Microsoft's motives and I really like iGoogle.


Not that I trust Microsoft, but do you really trust Google? They're monitoring far more about us than Microsoft, particularly if you (like me) use a lot of their services. Everything from our search behavior to the sites we visit is logged by Google's servers... its scary to think about.

In any event, I have noticed a huge jump in traffic to some of my sites from Bing. I don't know if it will knock Google out of the #1 search spot anytime soon, but it looks as though Microsoft took some cues from the Google search UI.
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Re: Microsoft's Bing v/s Google?

Posted 08 June 2009 - 03:11 PM

View Postarthurakay, on 8 Jun, 2009 - 03:58 PM, said:

View PostTom9729, on 6 Jun, 2009 - 12:30 PM, said:

but I distrust Microsoft's motives and I really like iGoogle.


Not that I trust Microsoft, but do you really trust Google? They're monitoring far more about us than Microsoft, particularly if you (like me) use a lot of their services. Everything from our search behavior to the sites we visit is logged by Google's servers... its scary to think about.

In any event, I have noticed a huge jump in traffic to some of my sites from Bing. I don't know if it will knock Google out of the #1 search spot anytime soon, but it looks as though Microsoft took some cues from the Google search UI.

I wasn't talking about privacy. Microsoft has a history of making stupid decisions when it comes to compatibility. I would be very unsurprised if I open up Bing one day to find that it required Silverlight, or some other stupid nonsense.

Edit: Oops typo.

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Re: Microsoft's Bing v/s Google?

Posted 08 June 2009 - 03:26 PM

For the moment it looks pretty good, seems to be fast and (at least for the moment) it doesn't have a ton of ads (I can't see any) on every page (google may not have a ton, but it still has some).
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Re: Microsoft's Bing v/s Google?

Posted 08 June 2009 - 08:24 PM

Bing works fine for me. I really like the layout and the way search results are displayed (especially images). I think that after a short period of time it could get some of the 'search share' from Google. I just saw an add on cable regarding Bing, so I think if they will promote it right, it definitely can become very popular.
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Re: Microsoft's Bing v/s Google?

Posted 12 June 2009 - 02:16 AM

google stands on its own 2 feet and isnt as easily swayed by government. i remember when microsoft tried to install spyware as an automatic update at one point for quiet monitoring but users caught up to it. ytube is part of google and is sporting that human clock thing that covers half of its homepage. some argue that the ad makes the community lose shares of ownership to sprint. bing is impressive but microsoft is hard to rely on completely in any service.

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Re: Microsoft's Bing v/s Google?

Posted 15 June 2009 - 08:51 PM

Bing is very nice. I think more people will still use google because they're more just use because they just don't care, google is most likely their homepage.
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Re: Microsoft's Bing v/s Google?

Posted 17 June 2009 - 10:07 AM

View PostTom9729, on 6 Jun, 2009 - 11:30 AM, said:

Bing is nice, but I distrust Microsoft's motives and I really like iGoogle. Bing definitely has a chance but Microsoft needs to play their cards right.



Microsoft has a monopoly over everything in technology. So there is no need for playing cards. I speculate that Microsoft asked for something from Google and did not get it. Leading to Bing, their threat.

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Re: Microsoft's Bing v/s Google?

Posted 17 June 2009 - 11:16 PM

i don't like bings marketing slogans , it gives the wrong impression lol
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Re: Microsoft's Bing v/s Google?

Posted 17 June 2009 - 11:33 PM

i really love Google, google is more power full then bing and fast specially for me i have very very and very slow internet connection.

Goolge is The Best

and alos i like simple thinks, google is so simple, not advertisements not image Traffic.

and alos i like simple things, google is so simple, not advertisements not image Traffic.
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Re: Microsoft's Bing v/s Google?

Posted 17 June 2009 - 11:35 PM

Bing's image and video search seems to be nicer than google's. It gives me better results than google....

But I think its too early to comment, let's wait and watch...
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Re: Microsoft's Bing v/s Google?

Posted 19 June 2009 - 04:17 AM

So who uses Bing over say Google?
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Re: Microsoft's Bing v/s Google?

Posted 19 June 2009 - 04:29 AM

Not me,

I don't really like Bing, maybe I'm just to accustomed to Google, but I agree with Dineeshd; Let's wait and see.
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Re: Microsoft's Bing v/s Google?

Posted 19 June 2009 - 04:40 AM

I still use Google, but Bing feels like it has a 'clean' search. It runs smoothly, but I am, like many, so accustomed to Google that it would be hard to change.
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