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Bing

OK, Who's had a look at Micro$oft's new Bing (But It's Not Google) search engine?
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Re: Bing

I have. The thing Microsoft don't seem to realise is that no matter how you dress a search facility up, if it doesn't have good search coverage then people (well, I at least) won't use it. For example, one search term I used provided 4 results from Bling - and 46 from Google... with some of those 46 being from sites as big as Twitter and Facebook. No contest.
scootie
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Re: Bing

the results looks nicer on the eye to some degree.
and the extra info and links when you hover over the right side of link can cut a page out if the link you need is there
i only searched plusnet and the same 10 results came back on both google and bing
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Re: Bing

Guess it's early days but I'm not impressed.  Seems mainly advertised sites for the searches I did.  They have a long way to go to worry Google.
I've also had a look at the new Wolframalpha.com engine and can't say I am impressed at all.  Anybody else seen this?
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Re: Bing

Not impressed here either TBH, results were patchy at best - seems to be some tweaking from live.com, but not much.
Still a long way to go...

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scootie
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Re: Bing

yeah Wolframalpha isnt your normal search engine tho form what i've seen about it.  havent tried as of yet tho