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On The Move: Bing Goes Mobile

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Liking the new search engine Bing and having the urge to bring it around wherever you go?? Then you are in luck, Bing has a mobile interface at m.bing.com. It is clean, neat and shows you both text and image search results so that’s an added edge over Google. Other than that, Mobile Bing is just like the regular Bing in terms of functionality. What’s your take on the new mobile Bing — be sure to comment and let us know!!

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Written by straw000

June 5, 2009 at 10:53 am

Bing Goes Live: Does It Match Up To Google?

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bingIn case you did not know, Bing is the new updated search engine by Mircosoft in an attempt to match up to Google’s search engine and has been buzzing around the blogosphere and the twittersphere for quite some time now. Just earlier today, Bing was launched and we had the pleasure to give it a quick test run to see how does it measures up to Google. Here are our findings so far:

For the first search comparison, we tried “social media” and here are some interesting findings. Both show Wikipedia as the top result, which is supposedly the most relevant site for these terms. But compared to Google, Bing does not show other sources like videos and news results, which might be more useful. We are expecting that to change in the future hopefully.

And now for some simple maths — what is 2+1? Bing and Google apparently know simple maths so check on this feature.

And lastly, we tried out the generic term “blogs”, and we can see a bit more difference. Now Google show some ads and Google Blog Search is now the first result (bias?) On the other hand. Bing shows some related searches like Blog MSN and Create MSN Blog, which are really just weird suggestions on their part. And on the whole, Bing shows little or no ads — they may show be up somewhere a bit later when Bing gets out to the general web. And finally our verdict: Bing is still not a good match against Google but it has walked out of the shadow of its former Live.com identity and we are sure Bing will be improving over time so watch out for its name for years to come!! Be sure to try out Bing and let us know what you think!!

Written by straw000

June 1, 2009 at 1:56 pm

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Wolfram Alpha: The Search Engine For Weather Geeks?

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wolfram alphaIf you have been keeping in line with the latest news about Wolfram Alpha, the supposedly Google killer search engine which has been generating quite a lot of buzz around the web, you will be happy to know that it has just been launched recently. We really wanted to know how this newcomer would compare to Google. So in that light, we took it for a quick test drive and here are some of the test searches we found.

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Apparently Wolfram Alpha is more of a data search engine rather than a queries-based search engine and is more of a wiki-based killer than a Google killer.It relies more on a data database with info and stats, graphs and all the analytical stuffs.  Anyway, unless you are the type who likes data and are doing some quick facts research, Wolfram Alpha might not be suitable for you, we recommend you still stick to Google. Here is a quick detailed run-down review from TechCrunch about Wolfram Alpha and below is a quick tibits of info on how exactly Wolfram Alpha works.

As of now, Wolfram|Alpha contains 10+ trillion of pieces of data, 50,000+ types of algorithms and models, and linguistic capabilities for 1000+ domains. Built withMathematica—which is itself the result of more than 20 years of development at Wolfram Research—Wolfram|Alpha’s core code base now exceeds 5 million lines of symbolicMathematica code. Running on supercomputer-class compute clusters, Wolfram|Alpha makes extensive use of the latest generation of web and parallel computing technologies, including webMathematica and gridMathematica.

Written by straw000

May 17, 2009 at 4:31 am

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