Google = Microsoft's competition?

By on April 2, 2003, 5:26 PM
[COLOR=royalblue]"We do view Google more and more as a competitor. We believe that we can provide consumers with a better product and a better user experience. That's something that we're actively looking at doing," Bob Visse, director of marketing for Microsoft's MSN Internet services division, said.[/COLOR]

Now, this is what I call an obvious monopolistic position, I have nothing against Microsoft but it would seem they can not sleep at night if any other company is making a breakthrough and they have nothing to do with it. The article seems a bit exaggerated though; I have never heard anyone call net searching, "googling", oh well.

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Tarkus said:
I've been using Google as a verb for several years. I haven't used any other search engine since 1998.
timmoore said:
Even if you were to use another site to search, like AOL or Yahoo!; both of these are powered by Google. Google certainly has the monopoly in the search engine industry. As for calling searching "Googling", I must agree with Julio and say that I have never heard anyone call it this before, besides Tarkus here ;) !
warr said:
you are wrong. Yahoo doesn't use Google any more.Back to the news.Microsoft can provide a better user experience? by putting their fvcking windows xpee theme into it? :haha: nuts!
---agissi--- said:
yahoo does too use google! but i stick 2 yahoo :D
poertner_1274 said:
I think this is just another one of M$ business crap where they are trying to gain a bigger market share in a newer area, as if they don't have enough right now anyway :confused:
Rick said:
[quote][i]Originally posted by ---agissi--- [/i][b]yahoo does too use google! but i stick 2 yahoo :D [/b][/quote] Yahoo uses the HotBot engine.. It has for a long time and still does, much like Excite and a number of other engines.Personally, if it isn't Google... I don't bother. I get more, better results with Google for any search I do.
TS | Julio said:
Yahoo uses Google engine indeed, though I believe they will be migrating to something else soon. Hotbot doesn't use anything in-house, they share results with Google, Inktomi and some others.
poertner_1274 said:
Well it seems we are all at a little disagreement here. I personally don't know which one it uses, but I think it is funny to see everyone correct the next ;)
---agissi--- said:
Julio is the is powered by Google!...and Imma prove it ;) download the zip for a sceen shot or goto, search anything up and goto the bottom of the page:"Copyright 2003 Yahoo! Inc. All rights reserved.Privacy Policy - Terms of Service - Suggest a Site - Ad Feedback [color=red][b]Search Technology provided by Google[/b][/color]What now u hot bots :blush: Edit:I forgot to attach the zip and it wont let me I dont think under "edit". But u get my point :D
timmoore said:
LOL agissi, I was just waiting for somebody to feel the need to prove it :haha::haha: .
---agissi--- said:
my sig didnt show up :(
DarkPhoenix427 said:
Web searches have been called googling for like 3 years. Everyone who logs into port 9999 on telnet would be able to tell you that. It may be a techie thing, but anytime anyone says something about internet search, at least among people I know, they refer to it as googling it. The address above is a MUD, multi user dungeon. Just wanted to say that it is a known term, depending on your circle.
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