Bing Inches Closers to Verb Status

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santhej

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tri8gman

Why would Microsoft not do the same thing? At the very least I'll expect them to do it by accident, even.

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tom_stone

I just opened IE8, which I rarely use and switched default provider to GOOGLE hehehehe

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averageGrod

Adding Yahoo! search is significant but the 4% increase probably comes from being the default search for IE8 in Windows 7. The default home page is also full of "links" to news articles and headlines that actually just end up being Bing searches. Anyone who isn't computer savvy and picks up a new PC is probably contributing to this increase in Bing. Advertisers should pay attention but I don't know if it will become the verb Microsoft hopes it will be.

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leo655

I just Chandler Bing it.

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Pablo-man

But "I binged it" sounds a little too racy for everyday use.

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monkeykid753

Very true..

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chipbowl300

Seriously, what sounds better, I binged it, or I googled it? The latter just rolls off the tongue easier. Plus, I have tried (just for the hell of it) to use bing and it is crap. Google is just so much more innovative. The only reason bing, as of right now, is gaining market share, is because they are airing those stupid-ass commercials, but those will eventually subside. Then the "masses" that were using bing will go back to their normal habits on the one and only search engine of Google!

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tri8gman

They're the default search engine in our favorite bundled browser. :P

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Jeffredo

Binged won't be.

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sicyo

The only reason Bing has gone up is because it is "hidden" behind a number of software installs, including java updates. Nexters - People who just mash next during installations - automatically install the toolbar & other software, forcing Bing into their browser.

I'd attribute 98% of that 4% to those nexters and other computer illiterates.  

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leetNightshade

LAME. 

 

Who even uses Bing anyway? 

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