Bing Versus Google

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Bing of course is the much touted search engine by Microsoft. According to Microsoft it is meant to dethrone the king of search engines. Will it dethrone Google? Not likely. I have used Google for a very long time so I suppose my opinion is biased however I have been forcedto use Bing as well and can't see that it is better.

In my day to day use I utilize Google to search at home and at my workplace I use Google for the maps to locate customers. Awhile back our workplace (possible getting kickbacks from Microsoft?) decided to block out Google Maps and only allow us to use Bing. After a few months and complaints from the staff we were allowed to choose which we preferred to use. I promptly went back to Google.

It seems to me that over the past few years we have seen a lot of large internet companies intruding upon others territory. With Google creating Google checkout in an attempt to take Paypal's business, creating Android operating systems and getting into the mobile market in an attempt to take some of Microsoft and other companies business. In retaliation Ebay drew back on ads it was running through Google. The Bing thing just seems more of that, simply Microsoft attempting to retaliate and take some of Google's business.

Back in the 1990s I was very much pro-Microsoft, they were an example of a normal person, Bill Gates, that was able to rise up creating a multi-billion dollar empire. It was a triumph the entrepreneur and ushered in the era of E-commerce among other great things. But these days with Gates gone and Steve Ballmer, Microsoft much like Ballmer seem like nothing more than a spoiled child. Check the video below for a hilarious opinion on Bing and Ballmer from a previous employee. He was apparently fired by Steve Ballmer because he didn't say "Bing!" like it was fun. Trust me this video will make you laugh!

Keep in mind the video does have a few swears so if your easily offended you may not want to view. But I felt I needed to include it to illustrate a point. If you have seen how Ballmer acts at his presentations it isn't that big of a stretch of imagination to think he would simply fire someone for something trivial and that just isn't right.

Google to me is the new underdog turned multi-billion dollar success story and maybe we will see them eclipsed at some but I don't think that will be anytime soon.

Overall it isn't that Bing has a horrible interface. Miicrosoft did everything they coud to make it as visually appealing as possible and as much as that is judging a book by it's cover it is bound to draw some to use it. The search results are comparable to Google. When put head to head I do find however that Google search results are a bit more accurate in terms of looking for a little more obscure subjects. With their attempts to match Google with maps and other aspects of tools Google provides I find it a lot more lacking.

No doubt Bing will find business with users and is a good replacement to Microsoft's previous search engine. But if they want to take down Google they will have to be much better. From someone that uses Google for many different things I can say that is a very difficult task. But I suppose time will tell. Leave a comment and let me know which search engine you prefer and your thoughts on the subject.

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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica

That video was funny. BIIIING

Its too early to call. Microsoft has what we call dragon technology. You know it as kinect. When Bing allows browsing to be controlled by kinect, its game over for Google.

Google may be spreading themselves thin in order to increase market share and is vulnerable if BING concentrates on being a good search engine. Google needs to concentrate on there core competency.

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terrektwo 4 years ago from North America Author

I agree with you about concentrating on their core. I think the last couple years they have somewhat as they have cut off a lot of programs that were money wasters. But you are right a bit early to tell yet. Glad you like the video, that really made me laugh too :)

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nicomp 4 years ago from Ohio, USA

Microsoft has no clue how to work with advertisers or make their search engine dominate the market. It's a shame they merged with Yahoo -- all the goodwill Yahoo had built up is long gone. In a year Bing will be de-emphasised and Microsoft will spend their money elsewhere.

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terrektwo 4 years ago from North America Author

nicomp - it is too bad Yahoo joined the "dark side" that is true. Your right about them moving on too, remember the Zune? lol, that was supposed to be the I-pod killer.

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teaches12345 4 years ago

I use bing and have good results but I also use google for detailed research. It will be interesting to see what happens with the new updates on google Thanks for the education and sharing.

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nicomp 4 years ago from Ohio, USA

I have a Zune. Big and bulky compared to an iPod but it did work. Got it for free by playing ChickenScrabble or whatever it was called on the Microsoft Game site.

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terrektwo 4 years ago from North America Author

teaches12345 - it will be pretty interesting to see what happens for sure. Bing vs Google continues :)

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terrektwo 4 years ago from North America Author

nicomp - yes I'm sure the Zune was good but there's no real denying that Apple monopolized the market with the I-pod. Much like Microsoft did over Apple with desktops in the 1990s.

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Drtruthman 4 years ago from Harlingen, Texas

I use both but primarily Google because Bing just frankly doesn't always come through. I think Google is winning at every level. I even like Google+ over Facebook for Social Networking. Cleaner and leaner. Great HUB, I voted UP all across. Lee

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terrektwo 4 years ago from North America Author

Drtruthman - we're on the same page with that for sure. Thanks for the vote up and commenting, have a good one.

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pmccray 4 years ago from Utah

Bing is a boat anchor. I run to Google for my search needs. Bing provides too much useless data. Thank you for sharing, voted up, marked useful and interesting

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terrektwo 4 years ago from North America Author

pmccray - Google is my search engine too, thanks for commenting :)

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