[kwlug-disc] Biased Bing Search?
unsolicited at swiz.ca
Sun Jan 10 15:08:49 EST 2010
There is never enough revenue. It is never enough. That's why they
call it (corporate) greed.
MS wanted to be google before there was a google. They've never
succeeded. They will never stop trying.
Be it IE, Netscape, Yahoo, Google, SAS, Xbox.
If proprietary software is ultimately doomed to not be *massively*
profitable, they have to slink into another such revenue stream.
John Kerr wrote, On 01/10/2010 1:02 PM:
> Is Microsoft so desperate for money that has stooped to this?
> --- On *Sun, 1/10/10, john at netdirect.ca /<john at netdirect.ca>/* wrote:
> I've noticed the last two days a commercial on TV for Special K. The
> call to action is to search for "Special K" on Bing.ca.
> I'm figuring that Bing and Kellogs have an arrangement where
> "customized" results are given for that term. The first page clearly
> has Kellogs corporate sites or special K friendly sites. A search at
> Google shows more variety.
> I hate to be a pessimist but are we (as a culture) going to end up
> being controlled by a biased search engine that favours paying
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