*Bing* on national radio

Yesterday I was interviewed on Dutch national radio program, Radio Online,(Radio 1, for the Dutchies) by Fransico van Jole (@2525) and Peter de Bie, about Microsofts new search engine Bing. My thoughts on it are as a bit harsh in one way, I think it’s not much news, and it’s definitly not “there yet” in the US, let alone in Europe.

On the other hand I do really want Microsoft to keep trying. We need the competition… If you understand Dutch, listen to the interview here.

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9 Responses

  1. BobbyDBy BobbyD on 8 June, 2009

    I am not in any way a Microsoft fan-boy. In fact, my trade I’m a designer who uses Apple computers on a daily basis. But, on the subject of Bing, I think you’re absolutely wrong if you don’t see that Bing has some really great merits.

    I’ve reviewed the flaws and benefits of Bing pretty extensively, and detailed my findings in my own blog: http://kl.am/uGm

    • PietBy Piet on 10 June, 2009

      Bobby: read your article and wondering “Perhaps for smaller eCommerce sites, Bing could the WALMART that is either going to put you out of business or force your prices so low, you won’t be able to turn a profit.”
      think you forgot some words, which makes your statement (and therefore your comment on Yoast) rather pathetic. You go ahead and have yr fun with Bing (although you already know that “Binging” will not likely be yr thing). In the meantime we all stick to real search, because decisions are what we want to take by ourselves!

      • BobbyDBy BobbyD on 10 June, 2009

        I’m not sure what’s more pathetic; Piet trying to take a shot at me for leaving out the word “be” in a sentence, or Piet leaving “was” out of, “read your article and wondering…” “I” out of, “think you forgot some words…” “ou” out of, “yr fun/thing,” and “will” out of “In the meantime we all stick…”

        If you’re going to throw stones, Piet, make sure you don’t live in a glass house.

  2. Karl FoxleyBy Karl Foxley on 8 June, 2009

    I like Bing… but I prefer using Google search in the Google Chrome browser.

    Shame I don’t understand Dutch because I’m sure it would have been an interesting listen.

    Regards,

    Karl

  3. NickBy Nick on 8 June, 2009

    If I knew dutch, I’d definitely listen to this interview – but since I don’t, I’m really just posting this to see if it works. :)

  4. jessieBy jessie on 9 June, 2009

    I think Microsoft is doing fine with the release of Bing. Some of my sites have started to gain huge amount of traffic from it. I’d like to see this SE grow in the near future.

  5. BrianBy Brian on 9 June, 2009

    I’m giving Bing a shake for a week or so, at work and at home. The US English version seems to have the most functionality, while my native Canadian version is a little nerfed, but I quite like the interface so far. It’s like they took the best aspects from Ask3D and coupled it with the relevance of Google. So far so good but we’ll see whether it has staying power.

  6. ajbBy ajb on 9 June, 2009

    i’m loving the changing background of bing homepage – good luck to it – healthy competition is needed

  7. LesBy Les on 18 June, 2009

    I am not sure about Bing. But I am never sure about anything Microsoft. What I am sure about is that 25% of my visits via a search engine come from Microsoft (Bing – Windows Live ; whatever).

    BTW Yahoo makes up 10% of my visits via ‘Search”.

    Time will tell….