<< by Janet Driscoll Miller on June 15th, 2009
Microsoft launched Bing approximately two weeks ago amid great fanfare — a $100M ad campaign, including TV commercials and redirecting MSN traffic to Bing. But is the newly created search engine all it’s cracked up to be? Does it live up to its claims of providing more relevant search results? In my humble opinion, Bing was not “ready for primetime.” It’s my personal belief that Steve Ballmer rushed to market with Bing in a desperate move to try to compete with Google — only to release a lackluster product. However, I guess that’s not uncommon for Microsoft, given their history with other products with many bugs at release, including Vista, Internet Explorer and more.