Bing...Microsoft's new search engine

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  1. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    http://www.decisionengine.com/Default.html

    I gotta say, it looks pretty sweet.


     
  2. Cabbit macrumors 68020

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    Won't be using it as it reminds me of back to the portal sites. I want to type in a search field and get results. I want it to be simple with no fancy stuff.

    I will continue to use Google, and Yahoo as fall back.
     
  3. rdowns thread starter macrumors Penryn

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    And if it provides more relevant results, all the better.

    I bet there's quite the buzz in Mountain View today.
     
  4. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

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    Too much stuff. Like usual.


    Take a look at wolframalpha for something that is actually cool. :p
     
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  6. Melrose macrumors 604

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    No thanks.

    And I don't see 'bing' becoming a verb anytime soon. I don't know why Microsoft thinks this will be any different from any other search service they've tried (and failed) at.

    They waste millions of dollars on something simply to hope that in a few years they'll dominate the field, not because they have genuine innovation and want to better the way we do things.

    And Bing is just a stupid, stupid name for ANYTHING.
     
  7. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

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    Google is a pretty silly name (so is Yahoo for that matter). But it's pretty obvious that Bing is a focus-grouped stupid name, which makes it even stupider. ;) As in: "OK people, apparently internet search engines have to have stupid names. I dunno, the kids like it or something; for some reason 'Live Search' never got anywhere. So let's engineer a stupid name."

    --Eric
     
  8. AlexH macrumors 68000

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    Only on a Microsoft search engine could Steve Balmer be considered "popular" (click on the image and look towards the bottom). :p
     

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  9. kdum8 macrumors 6502a

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    I just came across Bing from a video on cnn.com

    I must say I was very sceptical at first, but it looks like it has some potential. I love the fact that videos show up at the top and play as soon as you roll your cursor over them. That is a great idea.

    Google is the established leader, but more competition results in better services for the consumer ultimately so I support Microsoft's efforts.

    (Also for a really innovative search engine that was released last month check out Wolfram Alpha. http://www.wolframalpha.com/
    It takes a very different approach but it too is great).
     
  10. LERsince1991 macrumors 65816

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    Too much info everywhere ...
    Google is simple :)
    I like Google

    wolframalpha is pretty cool though it does my maths :p
     
  11. heehee macrumors 68020

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    I'm surprised I actually like it. I like the "show similar images" feature as well. :cool:
     
  12. Pika macrumors 68000

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    It takes more time to load then Google because of the useless oversized background image.
     
  13. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    I am finding bing to be much faster (at the moment) than google and the results are at least similar, no better or worse.
     
  14. kdum8 macrumors 6502a

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    So far after a day or two of trials I have to say Bing is the superior product. As well as instant video playback when one performs an image search all the pictures are loading on one page negating the need to constantly click to the next page which always annoyed me.
     
  15. talkingfuture macrumors 65816

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    It seems pretty good, but then again I always thought live was good too. But I always just default to using google anyway. Might try harder to use Bing a bit more.
     
  16. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    lol when i was looking for plane tickets, i heard of this bing thing and didnt know what it was. they said i could get lower prices with bing

    perhaps ill now check it out
     
  17. Goona macrumors 68020

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    Don't see what it offers over google, have been using google for years and it works. Don't plan on switching.
     
  18. uaecasher macrumors 65816

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    I agree with you with the (at the moment) it might be fast now, as it don't have billions of visits a day like google
     

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