Bing VS Yahoo and Google – Overview and TV Commercials

by on July 19th, 2009

Google is a big company, they are not gonna go away. but the number of people trying to get things done are gonna say “Bing! man, thats the way to go.”
Steve Ballmer

Okay, the Yahoo and Google are already in the market. Their search engines are most powerful. Google is the most powerful search engine. You just type something and Google will let you know that there are thousands of related results you are looking for and thousands of related pages are there for you to explore about the topic you just searched, if you want to know all about that. Nobody is going to read all that thousands of pages of whole crap. We just do not read enough. We scan few search results pages, read titles of pages, open few, get our required information and close the browser. Google searches well. Its a giant. A search engine will not distinguish the better information than other among its search results. If there are some results in response from your search term, then search engine gonna throw those results at your face not thinking about which result is better and relevant than the other one to your request.

What’s the Bing then. I doubt that its even a real word. Except that I saw a TV show “Friends” once in which there is a funny character ‘Chandler Bing’ and I searched in the dictionary, it said there is bang, bind, big, bin… but there is no such thing as bing. Anyways…. Microsoft decided anyways to use the word Bing. Bing is the search engine by Microsoft which tries to distinguish results. It tries to give you better results. If you want to buy flights tickets or want to travel from some place to another, it will do some thinking and suggest something exactly related to that, and solution which has worked for other people. Its results are somehow live also.

Bing (formerly Live Search, Windows Live Search, and MSN Search) is a web search engine (advertised as a “decision engine”). Unveiled by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on May 28, 2009 at the All Things Digital conference in San Diego, Bing is a replacement for Live Search. It went fully online on June 3, 2009, with a preview version released on June 1, 2009. In its first few weeks Bing was successful in gaining some market share. Notable changes include the listing of search suggestions in real time as queries are entered, and a list of related searches (called “Explorer pane” on the left side of search results), based on semantic technology from PowerSet which Microsoft purchased in 2008. Bing also includes the ability to Save and Share search histories via Windows Live SkyDrive, Facebook, and email.

Bing’s Interface features
  • Daily changing of background image. The images are mostly of remarkable places in the world
  • Content sectioning of results (separate section for wallpaper, map, weather, fansites and more)
  • Left side navigation pane. Includes navigation and, on results pages, related searches and prior searches
  • Right side extended preview with list of relevant or important urls from within the article
  • Sublinks. On certain search results, the search result page also shows section links within the article (Wikipedia)
  • Enhanced view where third party site information can be viewed inside Bing. This works for Wikipedia pages
  • Video thumbnail Preview where, by hovering over a video thumbnail, the video automatically starts playing
  • Image search with continuous scrolling images results page that has adjustable settings for size, layout, color, style and people
  • Video search with adjustable setting for length, screen size, resolution and source

Bing also provides the following search offerings:

Health: http://www.bing.com/health
Images: http://www.bing.com/images
Local: http://www.bing.com/local
Maps: http://www.bing.com/maps
News: http://www.bing.com/news
Shopping: http://www.bing.com/shopping
Translator: http://www.bing.com/translator
Travel: http://www.bing.com/travel
Videos: http://www.bing.com/videos
xRank: http://www.bing.com/xrank

* Bing xRank lets users search for celebrities, musicians, politicians and bloggers, read short biographies and news about them, and track their trends or popularity rankings.

Other services like webmaster services, mobile services e.g. Bing Mobile and Bing toolbar, gadgets and plug-ins are also in progress while some have emerged for use already.

Lets watch some video commercials for Bing and Steve Ballmer’s views about Bing that how it is different from the rest.

Steve Ballmer: Microsoft ‘Like a Startup’ in Search Market

Introducing Bing – A Decision Engine from Microsoft

Bing search Engine compared to Yahoo and Google

Steve Ballmer says: Bing

Microsoft Bing “Decision Engine” Launch

Microsoft Bing Commercial

Bing Search Overload Syndrome: Hawaii

Microsoft Bing TV Commercial

Bing Search Overload Syndrome: Cell Phone

Bing Search Overload Syndrome: Bar

Bing Search Overload Syndrome: Pregnant

Bing: Decisions – You

Related Links

Bing
Bing for Mobile
Discover Bing
Bing Community
Bing Webmaster Center
Bing Developer Center
Decision Engine
Bing at Twitter
Bing wiki


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