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I wonder where my hotel is, let me look it up on -Bing Maps-.

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    Bas

    Seriously, guys. Bing Maps?  FAIL.

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    brian.​shapiro

    Does Microsoft seriously think that people are going to start saying "Bing it" just because they named the service Bing? That's just as bad as thinking people will use the verb "squirt" when using Zune, although thankfully Zune marketing was smart enough not to carry with that.

    I think Kumo would have been a much better name. Bing sounds cheesey, and this marketing video is also cheesey; it reminds me of all of the aspirational marketing videos from the early 90s telling you about how a product will change your life

    http://www.discoverbing.com/behindbing/videos.aspx

     

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    brian.​shapiro

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    Refrax

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    it makes me think that "bing" is what would be said after a search and not before. but then leaves what to say to do the search, like to "google" something. maybe you google to search and bing to find?

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    brian.​shapiro

    Refrax said:
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    it makes me think that "bing" is what would be said after a search and not before. but then leaves what to say to do the search, like to "google" something. maybe you google to search and bing to find?

    Kumo could have worked. People could say "I'll go on kumo". The need to find a replacement for "Google" in "Google it" is a bit desperate; Microsoft can't make people say Bing it if they dont want to.

    It reminds me of how Cold Stone Creamery names its serving sizes: like it, love it, gotta have it. Customers want to tell the cashiers, small, medium and large. Please don't patronize consumers

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    brian.​shapiro

    Refrax said:
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    it makes me think that "bing" is what would be said after a search and not before. but then leaves what to say to do the search, like to "google" something. maybe you google to search and bing to find?

    Yea, it'll probably be 'find it on bing'

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    ManipUni

    This is how I see the conversation going...
    - I need to find something on the internet
    Try bing
    - What's bing?
    You know, Live Search
    - Oh... Why didn't you just say that?
    I dunno they rebranded it again for the fifth time...

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    magicalclick

    Arghh........ what an epic fail. That's bing it, WTH. Even though Kumo sounds like Sumo, it is still way better. I don't get it, who is in charge of Live Branding? Worst Ever.

     

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    brian.​shapiro

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    Charles

    Bing represents more than a new branding... It's not Live Search rebranded. Bing is a new search engine that is also a decision engine. So, in some sense, Bing is Microsoft's latest attempt at evolving general purpose search as opposed to being simply a new name for Live Search... Stay tuned for more meaningful information over the coming days and weeks.

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    JohnAskew

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    (That's Sigourney Weaver isn't it, Brian?)

    What I want to know is will it play "White Christmas" while we are "deciding"?    

    Who is The Decider now anyway?

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    brian.​shapiro

    Charles said:

    Bing represents more than a new branding... It's not Live Search rebranded. Bing is a new search engine that is also a decision engine. So, in some sense, Bing is Microsoft's latest attempt at evolving general purpose search as opposed to being simply a new name for Live Search... Stay tuned for more meaningful information over the coming days and weeks.

    C

    I hope to try it out. I like Live Search so I think Microsoft will do well, I'm just making fun of the name.

    I know that Microsoft is currently focusing on organizing search results because thats what the average user wants, but I hope they also intend to focus on search features for power users. I often search for things that aren't popular searches, and I want to find every bit of information about it thats on the web so I need to scour the search index, and it doesn't help me at all what most people are searching for.

    What I need is more pages indexed, and a more advanced query syntax. Alta Vista for instance used to let me specify the word "NEAR" so it would search for pages where a word was close to another word.

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    intelman

    Charles said:

    Bing represents more than a new branding... It's not Live Search rebranded. Bing is a new search engine that is also a decision engine. So, in some sense, Bing is Microsoft's latest attempt at evolving general purpose search as opposed to being simply a new name for Live Search... Stay tuned for more meaningful information over the coming days and weeks.

    C

    Is that why it keeps redicrecting me to http://www.decisionengine.com/Default.html"> http://www.decisionengine.com/ ?

    I have high expectations. Is "Bing Maps" a rebranded Live Maps, or is it much better?

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    Bas

    Charles said:

    Bing represents more than a new branding... It's not Live Search rebranded. Bing is a new search engine that is also a decision engine. So, in some sense, Bing is Microsoft's latest attempt at evolving general purpose search as opposed to being simply a new name for Live Search... Stay tuned for more meaningful information over the coming days and weeks.

    C

    I'm all for a new kind of search engine. I'm all against yet another nonsensical renaming of the Live brand. I really hope we won't use our Bing ID's to sign into Bing Hotmail, or download Windows Bing Mail to add appointments to our Bing Calendar while chatting with our contacts in Windows Bing Messenger.

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    JohnAskew

    Bas said:
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    I'm all for a new kind of search engine. I'm all against yet another nonsensical renaming of the Live brand. I really hope we won't use our Bing ID's to sign into Bing Hotmail, or download Windows Bing Mail to add appointments to our Bing Calendar while chatting with our contacts in Windows Bing Messenger.

    Put down the Bing, Mr. Phelps...    

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    Bass

    Bas said:
    Charles said:
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    I'm all for a new kind of search engine. I'm all against yet another nonsensical renaming of the Live brand. I really hope we won't use our Bing ID's to sign into Bing Hotmail, or download Windows Bing Mail to add appointments to our Bing Calendar while chatting with our contacts in Windows Bing Messenger.

    I had it with all you bingers complainging all the binging time, while don't you just bing yourself for bings sakes, you bing. Fucker.

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    spivonious

    I think what will happen is people will "google it on Bing". Just like they buy a new Zune iPod or blow their nose into Scott's kleenex.

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    Bass

    spivonious said:

    I think what will happen is people will "google it on Bing". Just like they buy a new Zune iPod or blow their nose into Scott's kleenex.

    Na, they are trying something different then being a fake Google. That's why they changed the name, they wanna build a brand (or at least reattempt to build a brand). At worst this will still respark interest in Live Search for a couple weeks. It's not a perticularly risky move, they have nothing to lose really, Live Search has been doing terrible. Hell if it disappeared tommorow Microsoft's profit margin would be soaring. So nothing to lose and everything to gain from doing things like this.

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