View Poll Results: Is Microsoft's 'Bing' a good name for a search engine?

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  • Yes, definately - It's Bing-tastic!

    4 22.22%
  • Yes, it's an ok name. Not much better than other crazy names on the internet

    7 38.89%
  • No, they should've stuck with 'Kumo'

    1 5.56%
  • Seriously, is the name 'Bing' a joke?!

    2 11.11%
  • What's 'Bing'? I've been living under a rock for a while

    4 22.22%
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    Question Is Microsoft's 'Bing' a good name for a search engine?

    Poll time!
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    It makes me think of a sound or an idea that they put on T.V or games

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    Bing? That sounds like you got ding with b!
    They should give that name to sound related program like WMP and not to search engine.
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    Hi honda12
    thxalot for this poll!

    come on, vote vote vote - this is interesting


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    Quote Originally Posted by honda12 View Post
    Poll time!


    The name is ok. For me, it sounds funny and unusual at the same time...
    Best regards - Beste Gre,

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    Quote Originally Posted by nOInfectIOn View Post
    Hi honda12
    thxalot for this poll!

    come on, vote vote vote - this is interesting

    no problem (<-- testing new smilie)

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post


    The name is ok. For me, it sounds funny and unusual at the same time...
    Personally, I think their original name 'Kumo' sounds better (although I have not a clue what Kumo is supposed to mean! ). You should check out the Bing commercial on YouTube if you already haven't - they replaced the name Bing with an actual BING sound (A bit too cheesy in my opinion ...)

    Bing - Search Overload Is Over: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wYrxHrsoXs
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    Quote Originally Posted by honda12 View Post
    Bing - Search Overload Is Over: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wYrxHrsoXs
    Best regards - Beste Gre,

    Matt

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    I initially thought the name was a bit pointless and cheesy myself, but then we're not the target, the mass user market is. They don't analyze and overthink these things like we do, instead they just accept the information and such a catchy 'thought' helps to lock-in the memory.



    Since the entire purpose behind search is to find something, applying relevance to results makes complete sense and the categories in the left hand pane of Bing help organize the results in meaningful ways. I originally used Bing to find the image linked above, but then floundered my way through Google looking for the same, with much less organized and thus understandable results.

    With Google, I find myself trying to ignore much of the displayed page precisely because most of the sponsored and/or actual results are either useless or even dangerous. This is completely counter to my original reason for performing a search, to simplify my path to discovering something. Google has the results, they've just reburied them in their own generated trash, what a foolish move!

    Though as an analytical person the 'Bing' thought wasn't the first thing that occured to me when I saw a preview last week, it now makes sense when I think back to the eureka moment(s) that occured during the demo.

    For these reasons, I now consider Bing an appropriate name and actually wonder why we were required to accept the idea that to 'Google' is to search for something?

    Microsoft has a significant uphill battle in the quest for penetration of the search market, but I have noticed a renewed sense of innovation and excitement across the entire orgnization over the last few months resulting in many significant improvements in their products which will only serve to benefit the consumer.

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    Ditto.
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    i dont like it seems like a sorry atempt for a one word (dont know how to say) um catch phrase?
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    what is that? i dont know go bing it
    doesnt really work, maybe im used to google

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