Monday, March 29, 2010

Ah, what might have been

Silicon Alley Insider says that Bing was almost named Bang.  Bing was probably a better choice. As the story mentions: “Most people don’t want to say they ‘banged Obama’s dog‘ when they look for Bo Obama on the Internet.”(Disclaimer: that link is the first time I’ve ever used Bing. As a confirmed Googler, I feel….unclean. Must cleanse keyboard.)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Yahoo Search: Women and children first

Yahoo Search continues its inexorable descent into search irrelevance as Bing continues to rise. More from Kara.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

CNBC: “Steve Jobs hates Eric Schmidt”

Now there’s a headline sure to get people’s attention.  Remember the story about Bing getting stuck onto the iPhone as default search? That’s not by accident.  Read on.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Could Apple iPhone dump Google for Bing?

Well, well.  That’s what you might refer to as “waiting for the other shoe to drop.”  The relationship between the two giants isn’t on the best of terms these days, as Dear Leader reminded us a couple of weeks ago. So this article suggests that Google might get the boot as default search app in the iPhone, in favor of The Bingster.  

Friday, January 8, 2010

Bing admits it’s slow

A Bing employee admits their web crawler, still called MSNbot, is slow.  Microsoft is finally admitting mediocrity, which is refreshing, eh?

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Don’t Be Evil Alert: Bing + Verizon

So Nick Saint over at the Silicon Alley Insider has a problem.  It seems that all of a sudden, The Nickster’s BlackBerry has a “Bing” icon on it.  And he didn’t put it there, either.  Nick thinks it might it have something to do with the big bucks Microsoft-Verizon deal.  You think?

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Google buying ads on Bing

Wha … ?

Was there a meeting about this strategy? Did anybody vote on this? Or did somebody go rogue?

Marissa, answer the question!

Money quote: It is almost a better ad for Bing because Google is acknowledging that buying ads on Bing is a good idea.

P.S. Google is NOT sweating Apple, Inc.’s purchase of LaLa, i.e. Eric Schmidt can barely lift his briefcase let alone toss office furniture out a twelve story window, so no Ballmer-like hissy fits, there, more like … bemused concern.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Paul Boutin hearts Bing

Tech writer Paul Boutin makes his case here, about the several ways Bing is superior to Google.  I don’t quite agree with him, and I’m also sure he won’t lose too much sleep over that.  I find Bing slow and cumbersome, and I want speed and performance.  I also don’t see anyone knocking Google off the search pedestal. Their name has become synonymous with the act itself- don’t hold your breath waiting to hear someone say, “Oh, I just Binged it.”  You think that’s trivial?  Think again.  That advantage is monumental.  I think the only company that can beat Google…is Google.  Get too full of yourself, lose the edge, do some dumb can happen.  (Look at the Roman Empire.)bing-home-page[8]

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Google: MySpace was so two years ago…

Attention News Corp. employees: get in the lifeboats while you can!

Google is going to give Murdoch the finger and leave Bing holding the MySpace bag. Well played.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Borg’s freaky new ad for Bing

Sweet God almighty. What is wrong with these people? Do they have no idea at all about how to make an advertisement?