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Old 10-10-2013, 09:11
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I noticed that Bing are promoting a kind of pepsi challenge between themselves and google called Bing It On

They say that in a blind test more people prefer Bing results to google.

Myself i've been increasingly impressed with Bing. The maps blow google's offering out the water. And the image search is less prudish.

I think most of us use google because we use google. it's got to be good to test that from time to time.

http://www.bingiton.com
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:16
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Bing does sometimes find stuff that Google doesn't.
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:35
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Tried it and it said I'd chose Google for 4 out of the 5 searches, so not impressed with Bing at all if that's anything to go by.

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Old 10-10-2013, 09:39
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Just tried the comparison with 5 searches. Google won 3, Bing won 1 with 1 draw.

I think I'll stick to Google.
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:46
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I refuse to use anything called Bing. What kind of idiot thought that would be a good name to choose?
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:58
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Well Google won it all for me.
I put in search terms I've used over the past few days, each were a few words long.
Bing mainly produced random things related to the words i entered, Google however consistently bought up what I was after.
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Old 10-10-2013, 10:22
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So where's Bing's map then? Google have their map link at the top of their search engine page. Bing's link is nowhere to be seen. Not impressed with that for a start.
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Old 10-10-2013, 10:25
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I refuse to use anything called Bing. What kind of idiot thought that would be a good name to choose?
Exactly. A more sensible name for it would have been Microsoft Search.
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Old 10-10-2013, 10:29
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So where's Bing's map then? Google have their map link at the top of their search engine page. Bing's link is nowhere to be seen. Not impressed with that for a start.
go to bing.com

top row, above the search box says WEB IMAGES MAPS NEWS
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Old 10-10-2013, 10:31
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Tried it and it said I'd chose Google for 4 out of the 5 searches, so not impressed with Bing at all if that's anything to go by.

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Just tried the comparison with 5 searches. Google won 3, Bing won 1 with 1 draw.

I think I'll stick to Google.
I don't know about you but i could tell which one was which. so it was more a question of who i wanted to vote for.
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Old 10-10-2013, 10:33
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I noticed that Bing are promoting a kind of pepsi challenge between themselves and google called Bing It On

They say that in a blind test more people prefer Bing results to google.

Myself i've been increasingly impressed with Bing. The maps blow google's offering out the water. And the image search is less prudish.

I think most of us use google because we use google. it's got to be good to test that from time to time.

http://www.bingiton.com
Microsoft aren't exactly going to have videos on their website that show internet users saying they prefer Google to Bing after the test. Microsoft will be wanting to promote/encourage internet users as much as possible to start using their search engine, Bing.
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Old 10-10-2013, 10:35
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go to bing.com

top row, above the search box says WEB IMAGES MAPS NEWS
Ah, okay. I was using the link in your first post.
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Old 10-10-2013, 10:38
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I don't know about you but i could tell which one was which. so it was more a question of who i wanted to vote for.
I searched for things I would never normally search for, so as not to know what the results would be. For some reason the Bing search brought up some dubious entries on one of my searches that did kinda give it away as not my clean and reliable Google search.

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Old 10-10-2013, 10:46
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My results were 3 to Google and 2 draws... Searched for generally random stuff and based it off how many relevant items were in the top 10 or so of each search.
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Old 10-10-2013, 10:58
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go to bing.com

top row, above the search box says WEB IMAGES MAPS NEWS
They don't have Street View so that will go against them. After comparing image quality of the same street in the same area, Google's definitely have much better image quality. The street names in Google maps are just the right size whereas in Bing Maps, they're too big and too white, and they distract you when you're trying to concentrate on looking at different buildings and what not. As far as online maps go, I'd choose Google's every time.....unless Microsoft improved theirs a hell of a lot as far as the above criticisms are concerned.
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:02
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4 for Google
1 for Bing
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:07
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I refuse to use anything called Bing. What kind of idiot thought that would be a good name to choose?
I heard that Bing is a recursive acronym for "Bing Is Not Google".
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:11
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Google 3
Bing 1
Draw 1

I'll stick to Google.
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:14
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They don't have Street View so that will go against them. After comparing image quality of the same street in the same area, Google's definitely have much better image quality. The street names in Google maps are just the right size whereas in Bing Maps, they're too big and too white, and they distract you when you're trying to concentrate on looking at different buildings and what not. As far as online maps go, I'd choose Google's every time.....unless Microsoft improved theirs a hell of a lot as far as the above criticisms are concerned.
satellite photos and street view are one thing. but it's a side issue for mapping.

the Bing maps are much better and the rooting for navigation is incomparable. the interface is better too. look at for example the print view for navigation.
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:17
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4x Google
1 Draw.

Google just seems to "get" what you're searching for, providing more relevant results.
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:25
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the Bing maps are much better and the routing for navigation is incomparable
Maybe - if I could figure out how to specify the starting and finishing places.
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:28
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Maybe - if I could figure out how to specify the starting and finishing places.
lol

you click on directions and two boxes appear A and B
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:31
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I refuse to use anything called Bing. What kind of idiot thought that would be a good name to choose?
Probably the same sort of idiot who thought of Google! Just goes to show how easily people are swayed into accepting nonsense as the norm....
DuckDuckGo. Usually suffices my searches, but for images I tend to move to google...
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:33
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Exactly. A more sensible name for it would have been Microsoft Search.
Indeed.

These days it seems slightly strange that, in the web world we have Google versus Microsoft with no Apple anywhere.
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Old 10-10-2013, 12:07
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Probably the same sort of idiot who thought of Google! Just goes to show how easily people are swayed into accepting nonsense as the norm....
DuckDuckGo. Usually suffices my searches, but for images I tend to move to google...
This was probably what the person who thought of Google/googol had in mind.

A googol is the large number 10100; that is, the digit 1 followed by 100 zeroes:
10,*000,*000,*000,*000,*000,*000,*000,*000,*000,*000,*000,*000,*000,*000,*000,*000,*000,*000,*000,*000,*000,*000,*000,*000,*000,*000,*000,*000,*000,*000,*000,*000,*000.
Meaning that the person who thought of Google/googol, was probably aiming to eventually have this amount of websites indexed by their search engine in years to come. I doubt the founders of Google will ever get to see this happen. If this does happen, it'll probably take 50+years (starting from now) to achieve this. Even now there must be an unimaginable amount of websites out there.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Googol
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