There's no love between Bing and Google


It’s no secret that there’s no love between Microsoft and Google, especially when it comes to competing products. Microsoft has been trying to take advantage of Google’s missteps and capitalize on the controversy that sometimes surrounds the company. At the same time Google has been hard at work to get folks to switch from Microsoft’s products to it's own.

With this in mind you might start to see the companies throw subtle punches at each other across their products. This is the case with Google and Bing. You may have seen this article, where Larry Dignan points at the negative search suggestions Google shows users who are searching for Windows 8.

Well this time, Ed Bott took a look at how Microsoft’s Bing sees Google products. You might notice in the picture above result aren’t very positive. In fact they’re mostly negative and somewhat depressing.

Of course, as Bott points out, we’re not saying there’s any real backend tampering here, and these suggestions are all based on searches users have made, but it is somewhat funny how the two search engines go up against each other.

You can check out the original post and a few more screenshots  at the source link below.

Source: ZDNet | Images via ZDnet

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Good for a giggle anyway. Glad these two aren't acting "politically correct", and that someone isn't coming out and trying to make people apologise, and all the nonsense that usually surrounds something like this. I think it's rather amusing really

InsaneNutter said,
"google is better than bing" < pretty positive search suggestion from Bing about Google there.

Yeah, I'm a bit confused by that one?!

darkpuma said,
LOL "Google is a retard"
Who the hell searches that??

Disgruntled Google users, searching Bing in Google would 'burn' them better.

Users have other options for search (browser). Unlike IE, where there is no other way to browser the internet other than using it (assuming we have a user who doesn't know/care about downloading a different browser)

Breach said,
Aren't Microsoft breaking EU market dominance rules again by bundling the Bing app together with 8?

Possibly, but Wind8's market share would have to rise first.

grayscale said,
Users have other options for search (browser). Unlike IE, where there is no other way to browser the internet other than using it (assuming we have a user who doesn't know/care about downloading a different browser)

I don't think that's how it works - it's about bundling your own software together with a product which has market dominance. That's why WMP was hit alongside IE too back in the day.

Breach said,
I don't think that's how it works - it's about bundling your own software together with a product which has market dominance. That's why WMP was hit alongside IE too back in the day.

Technically it's about a company trying to use their dominance in one market to gain dominance in other markets as well.