Comments on: Bing just shows Microsoft still needs Yahoo Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 By: Jamison Fri, 05 Jun 2009 17:36:12 +0000 It would be nice if ANYTHING from Microsoft worked. Needing a Yahoo deal to deliver a reasonably decent product is proof again that Microsoft cant develop any software which works, for any application. Run for cover – bloated Windows 7 is on the way to replace the failed Vista O/S, XBox has to be revamped, now Bing ….. wasn’t their last stable product DOS 5.0 !! Give your head a shake J.R. Harris……

By: Jimmy 2 times Wed, 03 Jun 2009 16:15:21 +0000 nonsense. the is just as good as google. what the heck is the difference?

google can never give you better results. because it needs to direct you to shopping-slanted results to make its money.

remember google is just an instrumented marketing company.

if we actually did have a search engine that didn’t headline with eBay or shopping sites when searching for stuff that would be great,

don’t hold your breath. too much money in current search “technology” – good grief.

By: Eric Auchard Wed, 03 Jun 2009 14:18:44 +0000 SuperC142:

I am well aware of Windows Search and have used it myself. My point is that Microsoft could be INNOVATING in deskop, document email and Web page search to create truly differentiated products.

I was simply pointing out the trade-offs involved in the antitrust settlement.

By: Roald Verbruggen Wed, 03 Jun 2009 06:26:07 +0000 James Reginald Harris, Jr, you TRUST MICROSOFT.


Well, go you.

By: iFerment Wed, 03 Jun 2009 01:16:09 +0000 I would venture most people reading this are techies or nerds who get off on arguments over search engines and/or operating systems.
Many consumers think their browser Is Google, and will use Bing because “it came with their computer.”
So most of these arguments, while apropos among the techies, will never be seen by someone who is just looking for some porn.
At which Bing does a nice job… .

By: SuperC142 Tue, 02 Jun 2009 23:48:52 +0000 “Microsoft would do far better helping users find the emails, documents and Web pages that users of Outlook, Office and Internet Explorer rely on every day. But competitive restrictions appear to prevent the desktop software giant from doing what it knows best.”

um… s/winfamily/desktopsearch/default.mspx

By: Drewbie Tue, 02 Jun 2009 18:15:19 +0000 I continue to use Google solely because my work internet access is limited. For some reason, Bing is blocked but Google is not.

By: Shams Tue, 02 Jun 2009 16:35:03 +0000 I must say ‘Bing’ is much much better than what live was. Search results are good. However, Microsoft should continue improving its efficiency. That’s the core point of ‘Bing’.

By: James Reginald Harris, Jr Tue, 02 Jun 2009 11:02:25 +0000 I have been using bing since yesterday as my normal business research tool and I do not understand your complaints, bing gets me instantly to the resource I am looking for in their top search results.

This includes news articles, government resources and non-commercial information. It also works well for online research providing top articles for obscure research work.

I find bing to be a valuable research tool that does the job that as a small business, I need it to do.

I think Microsoft has a more serious approach to search and find their products highly efficient and useful.

Most importantly, I TRUST MICROSOFT when I do my obscure research work to not use my DATA in a way to harm my small business.


Because of this, for me, Microsoft has provided a highly useful and trusted alternative to Google and in the CASE of my PATENT research and BRANDING work, Google has proved itself HIGHLY UNTRUSTWORTHY as a SMALL BUSINESS SEARCH PLATFORM. As a SMALL BUSINESS I refuse to use Google as they operate contrary to my interests.

In this regard, Microsoft is a more ‘mature company’ and does not use its search product as PREDITORY on SMALL BUSINESS, Google is highly preditory of emerging technology ideas.

The difference being, Microsoft needs to protect its Reputation by offering TRUSTED TOOLS, Google needs to protect a network effects monopoly by destroying new competing tools before they make it to market.

For this reason alone, BING is my choice for Small Business Online Research.