Results 1 to 20 of 20
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    35

    Bing! Microsoft is annoying sometimes!

    I was watching some television the other day, which I don't do on a regular basis… and I had noticed that Bing! came up as a sponsor. I didn't really pay much attention to it, then during the next commerical it came up again.

    Then during the television program they mentioned it again, not much further into the program it went to commercial and played the Bing commerical 2x in a row.

    Is Microsoft overdueing themselves here?

    To me they are already stepping foot in Google's territory, sure competition is good, but why does Microsoft have to put they're bit foot into EVERYTHING? Not only that, but annoy the heck out of me when I am watching the TV that I normally watch for 2 hrs a week.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    paradise
    Posts
    6,201
    In a competitive market even if they grab a small percentage of users it will add up to their profits. Take any product line and you will find brands positioned at different levels. They need not necessarily compete with the best selling brands but may still get a significant percentage of the market.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    35
    I posted this in the wrong place I think, lol! Anyways, I was just ranting and raving lol, trying to get peoples input on it

  4. #4
    Its what Microsost do best - They have a go at getting as much market share... of every type of market they can. And most of the time fail miserably. I haven't anything against them in fact, I'm using Windows 7 right now but I do think that they should stick to their own game.

  5. #5
    Lol-I think they're overdoing it-I quite like Bing, actually. I am a big Google user.

    I like their interface and how they innovated from the old and slow Microsoft/Windows(?) Live to something better like this. They should have started sooner.

  6. #6
    They are just desperate to be competing with Google.
    Its just they think they can still catch up.
    Lately I have been reading this book "The Google Story"
    Its amazing and I realize that Microsoft definitely will do anything to take on Google. Its the multibillions that make the internet world so attractive and the fact that Google rules over it and not Microsoft
    Softaculous - Auto Installer for cPanel, Direct Admin, InterWorx, Plesk, H-Sphere
    The only Auto Installer that installs 260+ scripts. Install in just ONE STEP!
    Virtualizor - VPS Control Panel supporting OpenVZ, Xen, KVM and has 60+ OS Templates
    Webuzo - Softaculous for the Cloud i.e. Softaculous Standalone

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    2,361
    Question is why shouldn't be taking on Google?

    Infact Google have been also going into every nook of internet business. There are rumours Google will be investigate too.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Amidst several dimensions
    Posts
    4,321
    google have been going into every nook of internet business, because their business IS internet.

    microsoft's was operating systems, and office software. but, they feel the ******* need to monopolize everything related to i.t..

    and google's investigation has to do much about how chummy microsoft was with the previous administration and their relevant departments of trade, than a real monopoly issue.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Posts
    4,028
    lol, you created a post about it. Seems to me they're doing something pretty darn correctly

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    8,944
    Bing is indeed running a lot of commercials. Fairly innovative ones, too, IMO (albeit arguably annoying).

    -mike
    Mike G. - Limestone Networks - Account Specialist
    Cloud - Dedicated - Colocation - Premium Network - Passionate Support
    DDoS Protection Available - Reseller Program @LimestoneInc - 877.586.0555

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Oztrayla Mate!
    Posts
    572
    Quote Originally Posted by unity100 View Post
    google have been going into every nook of internet business, because their business IS internet.

    microsoft's was operating systems, and office software. but, they feel the ******* need to monopolize everything related to i.t..
    So you have no problem when Google Wave comes out, and they start pushing everything in to the cloud and hosting it also so hardly anyone will need your hosting?

    Google is pushing clean in to Microsoft's territory also with Google Docs, Google Chrome Browser, and soon the Google OS.

    BTW not sure why you think search or internet isn't in Microsoft's business when they had search on MSN.com back in 98 and were offering Internet products/services before Larry & Sergey even met.
    Great Host = WiredTree.com Managed VPS Hosting

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    San Francisco
    Posts
    2,410
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike - Limestone View Post
    Bing is indeed running a lot of commercials. Fairly innovative ones, too, IMO (albeit arguably annoying).

    -mike
    Oddly, I've never seen a Bing ad.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    New York City
    Posts
    114
    Well it doesn't annoy me that much. I've tried Bing out but its not for me. I'll stay a google user for now. It will take years for Microsoft to actually be in the race for the best search engine and by then god knows what amazing-ness Google will be up to
    SpexHost - Hosting websites for over a decade!
    WebHosting Reseller Hosting VPS hosting Dedicated Servers DDoS Mitigation
    cPanel/WHM - SSL - Domains - Softaculous - 24/7 support - Secure - Daily Backups -
    Uptime Guarantee

  14. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by unity100 View Post
    google have been going into every nook of internet business, because their business IS internet.

    microsoft's was operating systems, and office software. but, they feel the ******* need to monopolize everything related to i.t..

    and google's investigation has to do much about how chummy microsoft was with the previous administration and their relevant departments of trade, than a real monopoly issue.
    When Google turns Wave into full fledged hosting, you're going to be feeling a little crappy when they put you and the rest of us out of business with free unlimited hosting ....

    Google innovating is great, but to be be slamming Microsoft saying it's trying to monopolize everything when in fact its losing market share in home computers, servers, as well as the live search engine was beginning to lose market share, not to mention windows mobile is laughable at best on a mobile phone. (iPhone,G1 anyone)

    Google doesn't need any praising. Last time I checked, they are laying off up a lot more employees at the redmond HQ of Microsoft then Google is due to to these hard economic times.
    So seriously, before Google ends up owning the world and has no competition, let Microsoft run their commercials.

    Seriously, we all think Google is so great because they continue to innovate and improve. What happens when they don't have any competition? They wont innovate. They will lay off all of their developers, and will pocket our $$ from their gazillions they pull in from advertising.

    /End Rant.
    Last edited by AquariusStorage; 06-17-2009 at 07:04 PM.

  15. #15
    I haven't seen the ads yet. Is Bing really a big improvement over live.com? I haven't tried it yet.
    ||| WebHostingUsers.com
    ||| Rate your web host! Read the Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Web Host
    ||| SuperSourceCode.com
    ||| Rate your scripts! Add your company's scripts

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Calgary, Canada
    Posts
    200
    Bing is suprisingly better than what I remembered live was. But if you are annoyed with the ads, then don't watch TV or skip the ads. No one is forcing you watch it
    I am glad that Google has some competition. At least then I have a choice to use something else if google fails to deliver good results (which it sometimes does). Would you like it if google was the only search engine? What would you do if Google folded? Goes offline? Started 'doing evil' by censoring results? I'd say the more competition there is, the better.

  17. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by kingofoverkill View Post
    I haven't seen the ads yet. Is Bing really a big improvement over live.com? I haven't tried it yet.
    If you're interested in seeing the Bing commercials, they're on the Bing YouTube channel. I actually think that some of them are pretty funny. If you want to check one out, just take out the "[dot]" and add a real one to: wwww[dot]youtube.com/watch?v=yIxfk3hS0uU&feature=channel_page

    I think that you will find that bing is a huge improvement over live.com and if your interested in seeing a brief overview of its new features just go to bing.com and in the very upper left corner, there is a link to "tour" bing.

    I hope you like what you see,
    Nate

    A member of the Bing Outreach Team.

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Oztrayla Mate!
    Posts
    572
    I do hope Bing takes some market share, Google is just far too dominant which isn't a good thing. But.. I've firewalled Live/MSN/Bing crawlers and blocked millions pages across a few dozens popular sites from them.

    The referrer spam was completely beyond a joke and i got sick of having my analytics rendered inaccurate from it.

    So my sites don't appear in Bing.
    Great Host = WiredTree.com Managed VPS Hosting

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Fort Worth, TX
    Posts
    2,585
    Quote Originally Posted by SmallerHost View Post
    Its what Microsost do best - They have a go at getting as much market share... of every type of market they can. And most of the time fail miserably. I haven't anything against them in fact, I'm using Windows 7 right now but I do think that they should stick to their own game.
    If you call Windows, Bing, Zune, and XBOX consoles failing miserably. Which i'm sure most of everyone would disagree with you.

    And Google isn't trying to tap into previously untapped resources? It's what companies do... they try to make a profit.
    www.JGRoboMarketing.com / We Filter out the Bad Leads and Send you the Good ones!
    █ Office: (800) 959-0182 / Automated Lead Funnel Service

  20. #20
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    55
    As I feel Bing is implement using FAST Search. They provide lot of navigation, refine mechanism. Actually its very advance search engine..

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •