[kwlug-disc] Biased Bing Search?

unsolicited 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
>     advertisers?



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