Microsoft Bing: The Decision Engine

Microsoft Bing

Did you know that Microsoft’s new search engine, Bing, went live this morning? Redmond dubs its new service as a decision engine, and after using it for an hour, I have to agree with them. I decided that I liked Google more… for now. What I find really strange is that everything Bing does, it does in a way that’s very similar to Google, with a few extra blings. I invite you to try it out for a while and make the observation for yourself. And if you’re feeling too lazy to head over there, here’s the search engine’s official promotional video:

Have you tried Bing yet? Care to share your thoughts about it with us? As always, the comments section is open for discussion!

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8 Responses to Microsoft Bing: The Decision Engine

  1. One thing that I really liked about Bing is the related search section that is located on the left of the search results pages. Unfortunately, about half of my search queries didn't return any results in the related section. I guess since the service is fairly new, it has to construct its database of related searches, and the results it returns will improve with time.

  2. I'm fascinated by how they've transitioned from Live to Bing… So far I like Bing much much better than Live search. It'll take a bit for me to see if I like it better than Google…

  3. I’m fascinated by how they’ve transitioned from Live to Bing… So far I like Bing much much better than Live search. It’ll take a bit for me to see if I like it better than Google…

  4. One thing that I really liked about Bing is the related search section that is located on the left of the search results pages. Unfortunately, about half of my search queries didn’t return any results in the related section. I guess since the service is fairly new, it has to construct its database of related searches, and the results it returns will improve with time.

  5. I'm one of these odd people who used Live anyway instead of Google, so I'm used to it. But because I live in Australia, I guess that Microsoft hasn't finished rolling out features to different markets yet, because Bing is almost exactly the same as Live.

    The only difference I can see is the occasional Related Search on the left, but I spent a while trying out things that I saw on their promo videos and screenshots, and I got nothing but ordinary results.

    Type in "Paris, France", and you're supposed to get a map, flight details, holiday destinations etc., but I get nothing.

    Type in "Zune 120", and you're supposed to get links to online shopping, best prices, even a driver download area, but I get nothing.

    Wonder how long until they roll out all the new awsomeness to the rest of the world?

  6. I’m one of these odd people who used Live anyway instead of Google, so I’m used to it. But because I live in Australia, I guess that Microsoft hasn’t finished rolling out features to different markets yet, because Bing is almost exactly the same as Live.

    The only difference I can see is the occasional Related Search on the left, but I spent a while trying out things that I saw on their promo videos and screenshots, and I got nothing but ordinary results.

    Type in “Paris, France”, and you’re supposed to get a map, flight details, holiday destinations etc., but I get nothing.

    Type in “Zune 120”, and you’re supposed to get links to online shopping, best prices, even a driver download area, but I get nothing.

    Wonder how long until they roll out all the new awsomeness to the rest of the world?

  7. "Instead of ranking things by popularity…"??? All this is but to say that sponsored links show up first. I saw walmart and target on their site. Putting the most-clicked-links first is why google is great. Bing will go the way of Yahoo if it ever takes off at all with it's sponsored moddel… well, maybe the walmart-small-town-America crowd will like it.

  8. “Instead of ranking things by popularity…”??? All this is but to say that sponsored links show up first. I saw walmart and target on their site. Putting the most-clicked-links first is why google is great. Bing will go the way of Yahoo if it ever takes off at all with it’s sponsored moddel… well, maybe the walmart-small-town-America crowd will like it.

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