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Deepak Bala
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http://www.bing.com/

A new search tool from microsoft. I like it so far. It look a lot like google with a few features added here and there. It needs a few tweaks though. It picked up an old like from javaranch.com and the help menu on the right was referring to porn related links. Not sure how that happened. But this search engine seems to have potential, unlike cuil.


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MSN + some non-standard CSS => bing!


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Joe Ess
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Bing's been in syndication for years now


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Deepak Bala
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Bing's been in syndication for years now


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Darn. I thought you said "bling".
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Amit Ghorpade
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Is it meant to perform where msn failed and ultimately beat google?


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chetan dhumane
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It can't beat google
Google is boss till date...


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Joe Harry
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chetan dhumane wrote:It can't beat google
Google is boss till date...


And Google will be the boss ever!


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Jothi Shankar Kumar wrote:And Google will be the boss ever!

Isn't that the attitude that got General Motors in trouble? And AOL? And probably a thousand other companies?


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Sonny Gill
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You guys do realize that Bing stands for Bing Is Not Google ;)


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Brian Legg
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Having the accronym be part of what it stands for? Now that's what I call recursion

Bing = Bing is not Google = Bing is not Google is not Google = Bing is not Google is not Google is not Google = etc

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Ulf Dittmer
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Recursive it may be, but not really original. GNU = GNU's Not Unix dates back to 1983, but there are probably earlier similar abbreviations.


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Mike Simmons
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Recursive acronyms.

The earliest examples given are:

TINT (TINT Is Not TECO)
EINE (EINE Is Not Emacs)
ZWEI (ZWEI Was EINE Initially)
Joanne Neal
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When I was at university we studied an O/S called XINU, which as well as being Unix spelt backwards, also stood for Xinu Is Not Unix


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fred rosenberger
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My dada told me that "Emacs Makes All Computing Simple" back in the mid 70's.

although there is debate about what emacs is really an acronym of.
W. Joe Smith
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Joanne Neal wrote:When I was at university we studied an O/S called XINU, which as well as being Unix spelt backwards, also stood for Xinu Is Not Unix


And that, my friends, just blew my mind.


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chetan dhumane
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It will take 4-5 years to beat google.
No one can be the boss of internet .Boss always changes as time passes.
It happened with yahoo.After that it will happen with google.

If anyone ready to design better services .I'm ready join me.

Sagar Rohankar
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Deepak Bala wrote:http://www.bing.com/

... and the help menu on the right was referring to porn related links. Not sure how that happened.

Guess what, they banned "sex" and "sexual" search strings from Bing. here is the blog explaining.
Does this happening in any other countries apart from India


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In Mandarin Chinese, the official dialect of China, the syllable romanized as bing holds many meanings, with the most common being ice, frozen and sick — hardly associations one would want users to make to a dynamic and nimble search engine that seeks to challenge the global industry leader.

Web users in China often ask the question, “Have you Googled it?” If we now replace the name Google with Bing, the question would sound like the common Chinese query, “Are you sick?”


Interesting translation!

From: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/08/opinion/lweb08soft.html


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Bing's Image Search is definitely better


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I have not found it so. "Better" will be a subjective issue for everyone.

I don't use Bing -- I don't find it any better than google, and sometimes i get some ridiculous results -- but I am glad that there's a competitor to google. Keeps everyone on their toes.
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The main competitor to Google for me is rooting around on my desk. I've got pretty much the whole accumulated knowledge of Western Civilization buried under all this mess!
aran tam
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:
In Mandarin Chinese, the official dialect of China, the syllable romanized as bing holds many meanings, with the most common being ice, frozen and sick — hardly associations one would want users to make to a dynamic and nimble search engine that seeks to challenge the global industry leader.

Web users in China often ask the question, “Have you Googled it?” If we now replace the name Google with Bing, the question would sound like the common Chinese query, “Are you sick?”


Interesting translation!

From: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/08/opinion/lweb08soft.html


yepe! in Chinese, the pronunciation of "Bing" means "sick", "ice", "cake", etc..
"are you sick"? Chinese would rather not to hear this.
 
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