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    * What do you think of Bing!

    What do you think of Microsoft's new Bing search engine (http://www.bing.com/) ?

    Some reports say that Google is worried.

    Is it really better than the live.com search engine?
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    The best thing that I like about it so far, is the when you mouse over the movie clips, they auto play.

    I have read a lot of people are upset with that feature because with filtering off, they say it is easier to que up porn clips.

    Well, if people are doing the search with their filters off in the first place no matter what search engine, you are going to get links, and if that is what are there to look for, then will still be able to access it easily.
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    Looks pretty unique. Might give google a run for their money

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    It's by far better then live.com was. Google worried? I hope so. As of recently, their search databases has deteriorated at least in my perspective, and hopefully competition will make them wise up.

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    I've given it a brief test-drive, will do more when I have more time but from what I can see, it looks promising, yes.. but in competition to Google? Surely, it'll make them step their game up, which is what they need to do to keep up with the always fast evolving web trends.

    Just more slashes to the same game board that they play, I'm just curious how they'll respond, technically. :-)
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    Finally competition to google!
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    When I've used it, Bing has given me weird results, so I'm going to be sticking with Google thanks.

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    Microsoft is starting to seem desperate now. TV advertising and story about easy available porn clips will give them some market share for time being but I doubt it will stick. They brought nothing new to the table. It is shame. I would think that company with almost unlimited resources would be able to create something that will "change everything" and make us all think about "Search" in completely different new ways. So far they completely failed. Only thing they are managing to do is create less functional copies of Google.

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    I honestly don't think Google has anything to worry about. I have a hard time believing Googles just going to roll over. They have always had the most creative and innovative ideas of our time. They where the first company / website to introduce AJAX in such a way that made everyone say WOW. I'm referring to their maps feature. I'm a proud Googler and I'm staying that way
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    Quote Originally Posted by sasha View Post
    Microsoft is starting to seem desperate now. TV advertising and story about easy available porn clips will give them some market share for time being but I doubt it will stick. They brought nothing new to the table. It is shame. I would think that company with almost unlimited resources would be able to create something that will "change everything" and make us all think about "Search" in completely different new ways. So far they completely failed. Only thing they are managing to do is create less functional copies of Google.
    Sorry for the double post; but I couldn't agree more. When I seen the Microsoft commercial I couldn't help but laugh. Five years ago you wouldn't see Microsoft advertising on TV. Microsoft is scared.
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    Don't like it - has me on page 2, Google has me on 1.

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    The layout is more attractive than Google and it is more unique yes...

    But I am still sure Google is still number one Search Engine
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    I'm liking it so far. The maps are better than Google's too.
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    I have found the Bing search results to be off.

    I still prefer Google so far.

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    ah! my error.

    just here in Scotland...bing is a knickname for something else.

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    I like where Bing is going but it still needs some work to catch up with google. I'm a creature of habit and catch myself always going to google first.
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    I have tried to search my site on bing.com, it appears that my list is listed 5 times ( same ip ). Pretty weird....

    I still prefer google.com
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    I have used Bing and think it will be good in time but my results have been wrong on some searches, google for now I think

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    I'm sticking with the goog'.

    I didn't see this one until just a few weeks ago: http://www.wolframalpha.com/ (Watch the how-to first)
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    Here is a good article on the bing features: http://searchengineland.com/meet-bin...h-engine-20093

    That article also references this interesting article: Microsoft’s Bing Vs Google: Head To Head Search Results.
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    Bing much improved over Live, but still way way behind Google.

    Example, I get office emails with signature DID:xxxxxx. So I wanted to know what's DID. Google returned what I wanted, Bing entered something irrelevant to me. And this is just one example.

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    Bing has been hyped ad nauseam. It's new, it's flashy, it's fully featured, but where it really matters, the search results, it is still a very distant 3rd, if that.
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    By habit I'm forced to just “google it”

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingofoverkill
    Some reports say that Google is worried.
    I think it looks like crap (It saves history which i dont like (Shows it when you goto the page (Unless you block cookies/clear cookies often (Which i do))))

    Google has nothing to worry about.......

    Tinyurl is the answer for posting long urls!!!

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    Well believe me, Microsoft won't stand still and will work on Bing more and more even if it's far behind.

    So that you know, I'm a big fan of MS and also use Google in every search.
    I think just time will tell..Let's wait and see.

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    I'll stick with Google, thanks.

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    Bing? No thanks. I will stick with Google.

    On a side note, leave it to MS to pick a domain name with a pile of negative slang meanings!?


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    I have never heard of Bing until I noticed like 95% of my website hits during the NBA playoffs came from there, lol.

    Google still rules for me so no need to fix what is not broken.
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    Bing seems incredibly fast to me, I really think MS is on the right track here. I've started using Bing over Google
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse_613 View Post
    By habit I'm forced to just “google it”
    Me too. This video sums it up for me:

    http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/06/26...way-to-google/

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    I still don't understand exactly how Bing is supposed to be better. To beat an entrenched company like Google, you have to have an offering that is far and away better. This is not occurring here as far as I can tell so don't believe there will be any significant shift. Plus, it is my understanding that Google was already working on creating a more interactive search engine to compete against searches like Wolfram Alpha.

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    Would give Google some competition to innovate something more with their SE.

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    I haven't used it too much but looking forward to trying it out again after reading some of th posts here.

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    I tried to install Silverlight for the bing.com homepage, and was amused to get the following error:

    The site that you visited was built for an earlier, beta version of Silverlight - not the current one. Please contact the site owner to let them know that they must upgrade to the latest release of Silverlight 2. Let us know if the site is not updated shortly so we can try to assist in upgrading the site to the latest Silverlight technology.
    So I need to let Microsoft know their site isn't upgraded, so they can tell themselves? How does that work exactly?
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    I still like Google for everyday use. BUT: checkout Bing!'s 3D map feature. Worth the download. Awesome, and beats Google anyday!

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    I'm not a fan.. I'm not sure why MS continues to try, honestly.
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    Bing is alright. It will help my site having another popular search engine. I like google better still though.

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    When i first tried Bing i was not that impressed.

    I personally will always use Google.

    I really don't see a reason for Google to start worrying.

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    Bing seems to be all right. Pretty user friendly.

    I'll stick with google also though

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