Bing

A 4-post collection

Why Bing when you can Google?

Over the past few years, I’ve blogged a number of times on Microsoft’s search offering from the early days of Windows Live Search through to it’s current Bing services. Despite my interest in Windows Live Search and Bing over that period, I still find myself using Google a lot of the time and I decided to try and find out why. One reason for me, which I’ve mentioned in my post From Windows Live Search to Bing in 6 years is the home page. Every time I visit the Bing homepage I find it distracting when I go there I go there to search. I know that the search box is there and I can easily...

From Windows Live Search to Bing Social in 6 years!

Six years ago Microsoft introduced it’s new search offering known back then as Windows Live Search and since then Microsoft have been trying to get a good chunk of the market dominated by Google. With the recent launch of the latest incarnation of Bing I thought I’d rollback the years and look at some of the changes Microsoft has done since 2006. A new look & feel with the new band of Windows Live One of the big changes done at that time was the introduction of the Windows Live family of products which included several offerings such as Windows Live Spaces, Windows Live Mail, Windows Live Search …etc. I was interested in exploring a lot of these...

Bing gets social with Facebook

When Windows 7 started the marketing campaign with the statement ‘Windows 7 was my idea’ I really liked it because I was able to relate to it myself. A few years ago when Windows Vista came out I blogged about the Windows Vista Shutdown options and how I think they could improve to make things a bit easier. Before I knew it, when Windows 7 came out the Windows 7 Shutdown options looked like they included my suggestion, it may be the case that someone read it on my blog or it’s more likely the case that others had thought the same idea that I had. Either way, it felt nice to see that an idea I had had...

Search Engine Innovation: Bing vs. Google

I’ve been thinking about this for a while. It would seem that for a while now Search has not really evolved much, it’s been a little over 10 years now since Google came to life and there’s hasn’t been much change in the way people search the internet. Maybe there have been some changes to improve things under the hood but really, on the surface Google hasn’t changed that much over that time. In recent years Microsoft has been making an effort to try and close the gap on Google and I now thing their efforts are actually paying off! While not necessarily in favour of Microsoft I think it’s definitely contributing towards consumer...