But It's Not Google


Not the typical Cranky Monkey post, but since I work for the company, and usually smack talk it in the process, I feel I should balance it out by speaking positively about the company when they deserve it.

I've been using Microsoft's new search engine bing, since before it's launch last week (previously called kumo) and have to say, I don't hate it. Yes, the search relevancy still isn't quite on par with google ,but other than that, I'd say it's a nice tool. It does an excellent job of organizing the results. Video and image results are also pretty top notch.

Microsoft has spent a lot of money and effort to overtake yahoo as the number 2 search engine, and as of last week it has, according to PC World. Of course, we'll have to wait for the novelty to wear off and see if it stays at number 2, and/or possibly move closer to number one. It wouldn't surprise me though, if we see some of the existing bing functionality show up at some point in google search.

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