Discussion in 'other software & services' started by guest, May 10, 2012.
I always liked Bing. Whether this is a good move for Bing or not it's difficult to say. I'll tell you when it gets this side of the pond.
Hopefully they start doing something with Bing as it's lost over $5.5 billion since it's launch. I should qualify that it is not Bing that has lost this amount but Microsoft online services which Bing is part of. Maybe Bing itself is actually making money. I do not know.
I doubt it, it still has a long road ahead of it if it's ever going to compete with Google.
Got this on Home page.
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Yeah, I can get the US version if I want. I don't think getting people to 'sign-up' for stuff is going to catch on much.
Sounds like it could be a bit of a dumb-arse idea from the Microsoft marketing department.
Hmmm, social networks integration in a search engine, well it doesn't works for me since i don't own any social network account.
Exactly.I never even signed in on the home page now let alone the new bing.
My guess is that this could finish Bing. Which is a bit of a shame because it is nice to have alternatives to the Google Borg.
I try and use Ixquick as much as possible.
I hope not cause I like bing.I know google is the favored by many,but I perfer bing.
I use Bing because I refuse to use Google. The new Bing might be good for the social network crowd but I'll have to wait and see. If it makes Bing harder to use or more confusing I'll have to move on.
Yes, Start Page (Ixquick) & DDG both utilise Bing I believe.
This is like a beta, you won't have to sign in when it is ready for everyone.
BTW, the changes are not limited to the social networks integration:
To be honest, I had nothing against the old Bing. My guess as to why it's losing money is that 'Google' has been burnt into the collective unconscious so thoroughly as the only real search engine, that all of the gimmicks & slogans such as Spend Less Time Searching, More Time Doing aren't going to improve matters for Bing.
You have to remember that I am a rather cynical British person though.