I'm dreaming of....
a shite service
Just like the ones we've got to know.
Its not as good as Google.
And smells like a foetid poodle.
And makes you really want to throw.
(up that is)
Microsoft has trademarked “Bing” and registered .com and .net domain names, in a move that some are surmising could point to the new moniker for the company's Live Search brand. For months many Microsoft observers have suggested that the software giant’s Live Search would be rebranded under the name “Kumo” after MS registered …
On Friday, web commic 'xkcd' makes this obscure joke about Higgs Excitation:
By the following Monday, Teh Interwebz looks like this:
Now, how many of those are actively-targeted phishing websites, you may well ask? I don't know, but there's some pretty dodgey looking domains in that list!
In order to get web search right, you don't need to rename your service every three months. you have to write an algorithm that can survive this kind of banal madness.
"Microsoft said in a USPTO filing that it planned to use Bing for “providing a website and website links to geographic information, map images and trip routing”." ... By Thomas Bottrill Posted Monday 6th April 2009 15:04 GMT
There is one kind of trip which definitely needs one to know oneself and the greater environment better than just well, to ensure it isn't a bad experience you'll never ever want to repeat and/or try again, although if truth be told, to have a root route map for those journeys will make you rich beyond any measure in even those wildest of wild dreams. And it would certainly be a valid attraction for the likes of a Microsoft who have lost the edge to keep them alive and vibrant ........ rather than just settling for an easy chair and carpet slippers and everything just passing them by.
The down side of that sunny side of the street tale though, is make a wrong move, or take a dodgy hit, and you meet Mr and Mrs Insanity on Tour and feel right at home in their company..... which given the State of Play presently, would be a definite Improvement, for there is undoubted Madness and Badness in the Air, is there not ?
I must admit that my first reaction was: oh no, not another Zune.
Zunes, Bing, ... it all seems so middle class, much removed sorta aspirant hype with a touch of glitzy PR to create an aesthetic in, hmmm, 48 hours?
(the "ing" I like)
Ding this, Kling that, Bing the other ...
Bing is already a product of CherryPal. Exactly when it is coming is anyones guess, but Microsoft might have mucked up on that one.
... or maybe they are deliberately trying to kill the Linux netbook competitor (another trademark spat there) before it begins.
And that's just one of them. There are companies called Bing all over the place.
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