From:                              Craig Phillips [] on behalf of Craig Phillips []

Sent:                               Monday, March 22, 2010 5:47 AM


Subject:                          Cocktail Talk - Bing v Google


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Cocktail Talk

Bits and bytes of computer chat-chat
to help you through those dreary Cocktail Parties.

April 2010 

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Bing v Google


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Bing v Google

Cocktail TalkBarbara Eden never showed her belly-button on "I Dream of Jeannie.". If you don't believe me just Google it.

Google, Xerox and Rollerblade are more than just synonyms for search, copy and in-line skate. They are brand names that have become verbs Googling, Xeroxing and Rollerblading.

Googling accounts for 65% of all the internet searches in the United Sates. Guess who wants a piece of that? Yep, Microsoft.

Microsoft has launched an $80M campaign promoting it's Search Engine called "Bing". MSN tried a Google coup d'état in 2005 if you remember.

Bing? What's wrong with Google? Microsoft thinks Google gives you too much information. Something called "Search Overload Syndrome", which I think they made up because I Googled it. So Microsoft gives us "Bing, the decision engine.". Microsoft knows we shouldn't worry our pretty little heads trying to make decisions for ourselves and is going to look out for us. I feel better already.

Wait a minute. No, I don't. Maybe I want search overload. Maybe when I Google something I want the chance to go somewhere new and exciting. Maybe I want my interest piqued. I want to be sidetracked by obscure little clues and go on wonderful adventures at 3AM. I want to go as far and fast and off course as intelligence, creativity and desire can take me. "The cure for boredom is curiosity, and there is no cure for curiosity.".   Anyway.

Bing commercials are great. As close to Super Bowl Commercials as you can get without actually being a Super Bowl Commercial. Try this one;  Hawaii Bing Commercial YouTube . Funny thing about Bing commercials, they make me want to go Googling.

Now, how many Bing videos did you watch? Did you link-out to YouTube, watch the Hawaii Bing video, and come straight home? If you didn't come right home maybe you suffer from  "Search Overload Syndrome". Don't worry, Bing has a cure for that. 

Microsoft did put together a sexy little toy to compare Bing and Google. will give you a side-by-side comparison of search results from Bing and Google. If you Bing "Bing", Bing Crosby comes up before Bing the Decision Engine. That doesn't seem biased, but I still don't trust them.

Different results come up in Bing and Google and ultimately its the one you like best that will win. CN Consulting comes up 1st in Google, but on the bottom of page 2 in Bing. There, having completed my evaluation of Bing I wholeheartedly recommend Google. 


Bing, Google, that's your call, and that's Cocktail Talk.


Thank you for reading,



Craig Phillips
CN Consulting, Inc.


* Lady, you and that fish look alot alike.

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