Microsoft Changes Live Search to “Bing”

June 6, 2009

Bing, its Microsoft’s new effort to battle the giant Google. They have spent in the area of 90 million dollars on an ad campaign promoting Bing. Their goal here is not to go head to head with Ask, Yahoo, or Google, but to convince people of all of what they have been missing. Even though its Microsoft own data, they have figured that 42% of all searches are unsuccessful in the first query. Microsoft’s answer to this is their “related categories”, for example if your searching for a game, you might find prices, reviews, and other related information in the related category.

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Oddly enough, i found it in ad-words above my inbox. Also not so sure of the “decision engine” slogan, to me it sounds like they are trying to take the searcher out of the equation, how ever that works. However, it does seem fairly interesting, and they are making the jump straight to the whole “media search”, where as Google right now has their different labs in which features like what Bing includes are offered. So, will Bing revolution internet searching and topple Google? who know, maybe, but more than likely not..

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European Commission: No tying of Internet Explorer in Windows

January 28, 2009

The European Commission has sent a Statement of Objectives to Microsoft, concerning Internet Explorer in the Windows Operating System. Because Microsoft is tying its web browser with Windows, they abuse their dominant position in the software industry. Customers should be able to choose the web browser of their choice.

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Microsoft Suggests Avoiding IE For Now

December 17, 2008

Guardian.co.uk is reporting on Microsoft’s humiliating decision to recommend that its customers forgo the use of Microsoft’s own Internet Explorer product. They are instead suggesting that Windows users make use of a more secure browser such as Firefox or Opera until they are able to patch the latest serious vulnerability in IE.

From the article:

The flaw in IE allows criminals to gain control of computers that have visited a website infected with malicious code designed to exploit it. While restricting web surfing to trusted sites should reduce the risk of infection, the malicious code can be injected into any website. Users do not have to click or download anything to become infected, merely visiting an infected website is sufficient.

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