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I’ve tried Bing. I even signed up for a cash back account.
It DOES NOT come close to Google.
I Googled 'Cezanne Watercolor images' and got maybee ten sites. Half of what came up were for a book available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. After listening to your show this morning I thought to give Bing a try. It delivered over 5,ooo images of Cezanne's watercolors. No books. Just what I wanted.
William, if you care about bing, just try it. Talking about it adds nothing. It's not like Brian has a knowledgeable guest techie explaining anything. Same with Letterman. Am I missing something, or are there real issues with real experts, or is Les Gelb and Afghanistan all there is?
 google maps does that-- has done it for 2+ years!
If Bing is trying to beat Google with shopping searches, they've got some work to do. For example, google allows you to enter your own price range, while bing constrains you to their selection of $0-10, $10-25, $25-50, etc. What if I want to look at items between $17 and $64?
for those who grew up digitally resenting MSFT for its dominance and arrogance -- and started using google as soon as it appeared b/c it wasn't MSFT -- this is a pleasant situation indeed.
wow Cory...maybe you should just send in a list of topics to wnyc so that they can be sure to only have shows that interest you.
I'm a Microsoft product hater for years, but I must say I am VERY impressed with the travel functionality on Bing.
Also as a graphic designer, I cringe every time I see their squished Bing logo—yikes, what a disaster!
Re: Default Search in BrowserIn Safari and FireFox, yes, Google is the default search engine. In IE its whatever MS is doing.Funny thing, however. In Safari, FireFox, IE, and even Chrome (Google's Browser), it is trivial to change the search engine.
The caller who mention google being built into browsers has never clicked next to the search bar. If you do, you get a drop down list of many search engines.
What!? No i phone Brian!?!?!
Why does WNYC think we need to keep up with all the latest electronic gizmo.It's so boring.
I use both. My default is Google, but I've found Bing better for historical---or should I say, older---documents. Even when searching with the exact title of a document, it often doesn't appear on the first five or even ten pages of a Google search; on Bing, it's often on the first page.
I must say I gotta give it to Microsoft for thinking that they even have a chance to compete with Google. Thats guts and positive thinking there. Although its gonna be hard to get me off Google.
i have completely switched over to bing when i need to use maps on the internet. bing's maps are far superior in many ways - the way it loads, navigates, and most importantly the quality of the aerial images. try the "birds eye" view on an address and you will know what i mean!
I'm not even remotely interested in trying Bing. I don't like or trust the Microsoft brand and am totally turned off by the commercials. I love Google, love Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, need I go on?
When Google takes over the world I will eagerly become one of their drones.
Bing Maps has one huge benefit over google that makes me use it. When you zoom on a location it offers a 'birds eye view' which is a satellite image at an angle perspective and it gives you all 4 perspectives of a location. Its a great feature. the image search looks nicer too.
This must be the slowest news day/program of the year. Just play some music if nothing is going on.
Nice to have the alternative... but not up to par.
Tried it...probably won't go back - nice background pictures, tho.
maybe when "bing" becomes a word in the lexicon, i.e. "hey I "googled" you and you won a noble prize.." google has a big advantage..
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