Category Archives: Search

About that $2B annual loss from Microsoft’s search business

A few days ago Scott Cleland published a thought-provoking piece on what would happen if Microsoft exited the search business.  It was all about what that would do to Google, but might just as well have been titled “Microsoft should … Continue reading

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Crapware, and how we got here

Crapware is in the news in a big way this week thanks to Oracle’s recent Java “security” update and a blog post by Long Zheng that exposes the economic incentives for software developers to bundle crapware installers.  He also points out that … Continue reading

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Bing going Mobile

Yesterday we had the announcement that Bing would become the default Search and Mapping solution for the next generation of RIM’s Blackberry.  Over the previous year we’ve seen Microsoft introduce excellent Bing apps for the iPhone and more recently iPad, work … Continue reading

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Is Bing Putting the Squeeze on Google?

There were two interesting pieces of news out this week.  One was news from Experian Hitwise adding to other evidence that by some measures Bing has grown to about 30% of the search market in the U.S.   The second interesting … Continue reading

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