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Yahoo search now powered by Microsoft's Bing

By Matthew ยท 27 replies
Aug 25, 2010
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  1. The partnership between Yahoo and Microsoft is finally coming to fruition. The companies announced today that the "transition of organic search" is finished, with Bing powering Yahoo's web, image and video searches on both desktop and mobile devices in the US and Canada (English only for now). The shift is planned for additional markets as well, but we haven't seen a detailed timeline.

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  2. KG363

    KG363 TS Guru Posts: 523   +15

    I use bing and occasionally google

    Way back when I used ask Jeeves
  3. poundsmack

    poundsmack TS Rookie Posts: 74

    ya, i dont like the search results since they switched. I am not finding things as easily. google always found me too much and bing found me things i didnt want. yahoo was that one that was "just right" ...now their not. sad really, they had pretty good search technology under the hood too. :(
  4. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,124   +1,617

    I use both Bing and Google for shopping. It's amazing the differences the two come up with when looking for an item.
  5. spikester48661

    spikester48661 TS Enthusiast Posts: 99

    for me I use yahoo and Bing. NO WAY GOOGLE!!
  6. tengeta

    tengeta TS Enthusiast Posts: 610

    I use Dogpile, so technically I use both and more. This was a really dumb move on Yahoo's part, but obviously a really good one on Microsoft's even if you don't like Bing.

    kg363, I once remember an Ask that still had the Jeeves in it as well!
  7. GonchuB

    GonchuB TS Rookie Posts: 19

    Google all the way. Simple and straight to the point. No extra time loading background images as Bing.com does.
    Thumbs up Google.
  8. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,493   +1,295

    Yeah, Google is the Undisputed winner for me, quick, efficient and always, I mean ALWAYS finds what I want, Bing is slightly slower and comes up with random finds. If I'm shopping for something though, I do use all other search engines to help find the best buy :) it is a shame yahoo is now using Bing though, have found 1 or 2 things on Yahoo that was of use.
  9. LightHeart

    LightHeart TS Rookie Posts: 155

    I use Bing first and Google second.
  10. Yea! I finally found someone else who uses Dogpile. My theory - why use a search engine like Google, Yahoo or Ask when you can use a mega-searcher like Dogpile and see ALL results.
  11. I use Bing as my homepage and Google as my default search bar BUT I use BING much more for my searches. It all depends.
  12. Eddie_42

    Eddie_42 TS Rookie Posts: 158

    AlltheWeb.com (Yahoo powered) Dont really know how this merger will affect it, but we shall see.
  13. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,634   +98

    I haven't used Google in a while now, and I don't usually need to click on even second page for what I search, hence I am not sure what this all the fuzz is about Bing not finding the right things. Frankly, there isn't much difference in them any way as long as you know what to find and how to. Major dislike about Google is how they keep in record everything we do much longer than the competition, and they are sort of just as sinister a corporation now as any other out there.
  14. Chazz

    Chazz TS Evangelist Posts: 679   +75

    but...but..but bing takes forever to load their single image on my less than dial up connection! /sarcasm.

    I use both bing and google.
  15. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Posts: 1,025   +9

    Google needs to refine/modify its search algorithm.

    Dishing out nonsense in record time, is hardly the hallmark of a good search engine.
  16. tw0rld

    tw0rld TS Maniac Posts: 549   +6

    Whenever I use Google, "I always feel like somebody's watching me.....". I straight up don't trust them. Bing for me. No doubt they are prying also.
  17. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Posts: 1,025   +9

    And its weird how many naughty sites come up for an innocent, well intentioned search!
  18. Rick

    Rick TS Evangelist Posts: 4,512   +65

    Just give me what I'm looking for -- I shouldn't need to scour 4-5 search engines for that and if I do, I'm using the wrong search site. Google does that for me.
  19. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 14,947   +3,995

    Multiple choice response.......
    (A): So where's the down side with that?

    (B): Your computer is infected. I seem to be able to find a computer part with no porn whatsoever in the results.

    (C): Good porn, it's never around when you need it, and always around when you don't.

    (D): Can I borrow your computer?
  20. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Posts: 1,025   +9


    (A): You don't see any down side ??

    Apart from the chances of getting malware, some ISP can have your internet connection removed.

    (B): My computer is NOT infected.

    (C): Try googling for hotmail

    (D): No, you most certainly cannot! The cost of transportation would be prohibitive.
    And, it would come back full of the choicest invectives!
  21. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 14,947   +3,995

    For myself, no.

    Here in the "colonies west", we have what is called, "The First Amendment". One of its highlights is "freedom of speech", (and expression), We also have Title 18 USC, which deals with criminal matters. In a nutshell, 18 is the age of consent, records of the attainment of that age must be verifiable, and after that, most non violent pornography is legal. As to the malware aspect, this is why the great and wonderful wizard "E" created "recovery discs". I haven't lost mine, so I won't have to cook up some BS story for not having my Windows discs, or beg for help. Oddly, most of the malware victims are P2P users, malware from porn is a fair bit exaggerated. It's when you start thinking about free music, and a free copy of Photoshop CS-5 that all the trouble starts. My browser always goes to the site I ask, and judging by the malware forums, many people's browsers don't.

    If that doesn't make you break out and sing, "zip ah dee do dah, zip ah dee yay" nothing will. I'm singing already, can you hear me?
    Should I use two words, "hot + male"? "Googling", that almost sounds profane in and of itself. "We googled until the wee hours of the morning"! See my point?
    Could you be arrested for "invecting" in public...? :haha: :wave:
  22. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Posts: 1,025   +9

    My dear fellow,

    X, XX, and XXX rated stuff is not permitted in many countries. :D

    Yes, to the second part. Freedom of Speech does have its bounds.;)
  23. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 14,947   +3,995

    You can bet your boots I ain't moving to Iran anytime soon, for that very reason.

    You know, sometimes I get so confused, is this "X", is this double "X", is this triple "X", or is it just good, clean, fun, when only two women are involved.....! :rolleyes:
  24. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,073   +164

    well that's just my luck, when I Google 'hot chicks' I get incubators and KFC.
  25. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 14,947   +3,995

    Over here we invective non stop, we have substituted another term for it, "hip hop (music?)". For example.........oh, better not.....;)

    Second wind; "Yo is one mighty fine steamin' hot chick", Da bone u bees gettin' ain't comin' from the KFC, "I'mma bang yo a** onna in-cu-bator....

    See, you weren't interpreting the search results properly, "Boink, the penetration engine, from Microsoft".....!

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