This is a place devoted to giving you deeper insight
into the news, trends, people and technology behind Bing.
Newsweek did a piece on Bing being bad for consumers. Looks like Bing is now PAYING companies not to be on Google.
"So now Ballmer(Bing) is making a radical move: he's offered to pay Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. to remove all its content from Google, which includes newspapers like The Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, and The Times of London. Presumably, if people could not find News Corp. content when they did a Google search, they'd be more inclined to use Microsoft's search engine, Bing, instead. Supposedly, Microsoft has been offering the same deal to other publishers too."
At first blush, this approach to buying market share sounds appalling. It's like Ford sending people to stand outside Toyota dealers and say, "Look, we'll give you $1,000 not to go in there." But what else can Microsoft do? It's tried for years to compete with Google the old-fashioned way. But Google still has 65 percent of the search market, compared with 10 percent for Microsoft.
Here is the link:
© 2013 Microsoft