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Microsoft launches new Bing search engine

Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s chief executive, has unveiled Bing, a new online search tool that he hopes will rival Google.

I suppose ‘Bing’, will be more successful than the company’s two most recent incarnations: Live Search and MSN Search. Live Search is my Home page, I love the different picture it has each day.

Is this the post Yahoo Search strategy?

A few search facts for 2009:
-Google was used for 64.2 per cent of queries, and Yahoo’s share totaled 20.4 per cent.
-Google’s sales – $4.7 billion in the first quarter – are tied to its search dominance

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Google Chrome- TV AD

Not a bad ad

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Google tip I just learnt

In the Google search bar you can perform calculations 5+5, location and zip code for weather.

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Awesome Google service

Just leave it to Google to come up with something like this! Here’s a number worth putting in your cell phone, or your home phone speed dial: 800-GOOG-411.

This is an awesome service from Google … and it’s free — great when you are on the road. Don’t waste your money on information calls and don’t waste your time manually dialing the number. Here’s an example of how it works.

I am driving along in my car and I need to call the golf course and I don’t know the number. I hit the speed dial for information that I have programmed … 800-GOOG-411. The voice at the other end says, ‘City & State.’ I say, Venice , Florida ..’ He says, ‘Business, Name or Type of Service.’ I say, Firewheel Golf Course.’ He says, ‘Connecting’ and Firewheel Golf Course answers the phone.

How great is that? This is nationwide and it is absolutely free! Click on the link below and watch the short clip for a quick demonstration.

Enjoy!

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