Thursday, May 28, 2009

Bing

Bing & Decide.

Updates:

Wired Review

With Bing, Microsoft has shown that it understands that different kinds of searches require different kinds of answers and interfaces. They’ve shown too they understand that a search is often only the beginning of a decision such as what Indian restaurant to try or what kind type and model of water filter is best.

CNET Review

It's a solid improvement over the previous search product, and it beats Google in important areas. It will help Microsoft gain share in the search business. It's surprisingly competitive with Google.

Google keeps improving in the area of in-search collation and display as well, but Bing makes Google look complacent, and that's not good for Google. For the moment, Bing's on top in this game. Try this search engine. I do not think you will regret it.

11 comments:

Arvind said...

I just read about that at the D7 site. Bing? Surely there are better names...
I can't imagine saying Bing this, Bing that, although that's what Microsoft wants.

But.. I do remember thinking Wii was a weird name too.. and now no one thinks twice before saying "Wii".

Dinesh said...

Also from Wired:

But if Microsoft has come up with a clear improvement over Live.com — the also-ran search portal that Bing replaces — it doesn’t quite go far enough to make us feel that it’s time to dump Google.

Mambalam Mani said...

still "go Google it" sounds better than "go Bing it" :D

Hawkeye said...

apparently dinesh thinks he is making some sort of point.

Or assumes people cannot click through links and read.

Hawkeye said...

Arvind,

reminds me about chandler bing and his thoughts about "bing"

Since legal/patent law govern these sort branding things. wonky name not entirely unexpected.

mani,

:-).

Anonymous said...

hawkeye,

dn't blame dinesh. microsft bashing is now a fad. people conform to it obsessively.

Gradwolf said...

yeah right! As if Go Google sounded nice 10 years ago...

Alan Smithee said...

Is that a search engine or answer engine?

I said...

diesel engine or electric engine?

Sunil said...

Also from Wired -

Added Steve Balmer " We are planning an agressive marketing campaign - it will cost around $100 million. Half of it went towards coming up with the name "Bing". The rest will go towards hiring that obnoxious "I am Mac" guy and dressing him up in drag.

Sri said...

bing - But Its Not Google ;) (read it one of the review blogs)

-Srini