Bing beats Google in finding me first PDC09 breakfast

It’s a coincidence I’ve been so Bing-oriented lately, but there will be other topics soon enough. Even at the risk of sounding like a Bing fanboy, I’ll post this. Good morning, LA! It’s 6 am and I haven’t been sleeping for a while now (ten hour jetlag doesn’t really help). So breakfast time is approaching […]

November 15, 2009 · Jouni Heikniemi · 5 Comments
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Bing’s next wave of services rolling out

Looking at Bing’s new search features, I can’t help wondering if the attachment to Google is like using the console instead of windowed applications: I’ve always done it, and it gives me more raw data. Do I really want raw data? Google is great at searching, and Bing’s quest to catch it seems impossible, particularly […]

November 13, 2009 · Jouni Heikniemi · No Comments
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Bing Maps get more sensible licensing

There is a certain inclination to compare the map offerings of Google and Microsoft. Bing Maps still isn’t free, but is becoming more and more friendly to use, both from a technology perspective and a licensing one. It was recently announced on the Bing Maps blog that the terms of use would change. The key […]

November 10, 2009 · Jouni Heikniemi · One Comment
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The anatomy of Bing search results

Microsoft recently published Bing White Paper for Webmasters and Publishers. While offering little in the actual SEO sense, it does provide other interesting viewpoints, especially for usability guys and web site developers. The anatomy of a Google and Bing SERP (Search Engine Result Page) are definitely different. Google’s result on “Helsinki” is reasonably simple: On […]

June 29, 2009 · Jouni Heikniemi · One Comment
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At least try binging it

Have you binged already? I have, but not much. I have my browser’s default search provider set to Google, and that’s what keeps taking me there. And given that Google is really good at what it does, it’s easy to keep googling. But you don’t develop knowledge without pushing yourself. So yeah, I set my […]

June 10, 2009 · Jouni Heikniemi · 3 Comments
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