It’s already been more than a year since Microsoft’s deal to outright acquire a Yahoo for a staggering $44.6 billion fell apart. But much speculation has remained as to whether or not the two companies would still end up working together in some capacity, with comments from executives on both sides adding fuel to the [...]
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s the ad market really starting to rebound? Or is the (muted, cautious) happy talk we we’re hearing this spring just happy talk? Time to take a peek at Google’s quarterly earnings this afternoon, which might give us some insight.
As per Google’s last report card, Wall Street is expecting the company’s revenue to decline from [...]
I love to watch the looks on the faces of IT leaders when you ask a question that involves the word “cloud computing.” It’s usually a mix between, “Oh, here we go again” and “You obviously don’t know much about IT if you’re asking me this.”
Even if those IT leaders give a non-committal response or [...]
The numbers don’t lie
An independent study found on-site Microsoft apps - Office and Exchange - cost 20x in capital dollars and 5x-6x more than Google Apps on a 3 year Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) basis. How can Microsoft compete?
Cloud, as in Google apps, and sand, as in locally hosted Microsoft apps, are battling [...]
Data from monitoring service StatCounter suggests that Bing, Microsoft’s new search decision engine, has overtaken Yahoo Search as the number two search service in the U.S. and worldwide in large part thanks to stealing market share from leader Google.
The company’s analysis for Thursday finds that in the U.S. Bing overtook Yahoo to take second place [...]
Microsoft this morning announced that it is rolling out Bing Travel, one of the verticals it’s focusing much of its attention on when it comes to the recently unveiled “decision engine” the company set out to conquer market share from Google and Yahoo Search. Bing Travel, as we mentioned when we posted the first screenshots [...]
Google is to search what Kleenex is to tissues. Even if you’re in the habit of using another search engine like Yahoo to look up something online, you probably say you “Googled” it because everyone knows what you mean. Microsoft Corp. is hoping you’ll change your habits and start “Binging” for that which you once [...]
Microsoft’s new search engine Bing — which debuted at our D7 conference last week — unexpectedly went live this morning ahead of its scheduled June 3 launch date and it’s already done much to distinguish itself from Microsoft’s previous efforts in search. Certainly there’s far more verb potential in Bing than “Microsoft Live Search,” the [...]
Microsoft on Thursday took the wraps off Bing, the rebranded and rebuilt search engine formerly code-named Kumo, designed to replace Live Search. It’s a solid improvement over the previous search product, and it beats Google in important areas. It will help Microsoft gain share in the search business. It’s surprisingly competitive with Google.
Bing isn’t available [...]
I watched the unveiling of Microsoft’s Bing at AllThingsD yesterday, and was way more impressed than I expected. Of course, I should have known: Basically, it was Powerset repotted in fertile soil with lots of nutrients… I was an investor in Powerset, and it was a gratifying moment: like seeing your kid up on stage [...]