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"Entertainment is Microsoft's latest vertical to get the integrated search touch, following travel and shopping."
English. Do you speak it?
Microsoft is throwing the combined might of Hollywood, the record labels and the games industry at Google with its latest Bing update. On Tuesday evening the company unveiled Bing Entertainment, which provides the ability to search, view and - depending on the medium - purchase films, TV, music and games. Microsoft called the …
Bing entertainment? A little more attention to detail on basic bing search would make more sense. I've just completed a trial week with bing as default search. Poor indexing of blogspot just one of many failings in the quality of search results, far inferior to google at present IMO.
So I try and stay away from BING. I know it is worthless but BING stooped to new lows.
Ok so I deal with corporate images for new pc roll out for the company I work for.
Ok fine and dandy well those ghost images for the computer after a while get old and when you deploy these computers then they all want to do windows update... Ok I have no issue with that.
BUT! know this...
Before window update everything works per company specs then after window supdate then anything on our internal lan and mappings is destroyed.
How so you ask?
Well after the update the live search tool in IE is now replaced with BING! and
bing can not tell the difference between a mapped internal drive on our modern AD intranet.
So when software tries to connect to a remote interanet then the pc gets all messed up.
The issues goes away when I make google the default search tool.
Bing is bad! lesson learned? do not use Bing!
The lesson is to keep your PC image updated instead of pushing out an old, unsafe image and having it update from MS.
We update and test our images after every patch Tuesday at a minimum so this can't happen. But we also do not allow user computers to directly to MS for updates either, we control it internally so that we HAVE control.
You can smell the desperation when you read that they bought (sic) Ryan Seacrest in to front the re-relaunch. If it was that wonderful, they wouldn't need a glitzy shindig to promote it.
I don't understand all this gubbins that has to be tacked onto search engines now...well, I do understand, it's to guide punters towards paid-for content and to buy stuff, and then provide actual search.
I know this isn't a very popular viewpoint, but Google seem to have got it right with a very clean and clear layout, and the bolt-on stuff like Google News and Google Images dovetails nicely with the main search. Yes, they're dominating the market, it's a virtual monopoly, and all the privacy concerns, but from a design point of view they're spot on.
Bing and Yahoo are and always will be also-rans in the search market, but as long as there are backers who are prepared to pump in billions to pay for Z-list celebrities for the next relaunch, they won't be going away any time soon.
Presumably this means we are supposed to buy media from Bing.
So, what's the format? Are they still using their WMA/WMV, or have they switched to H264?
More importantly, if they've wrapped it in DRM, will that restrict to using it on Windows, Zune, etc. (MS products)? Or will the DRM be freely licensable and (hopefully) available on a range of competing products?
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