1. Luffy Lau's Avatar
    Give me a persuasive and convincing reason so that I can switch to Bing without regrets. And I'm still confused why Bing is still in deficit.
    08-28-2014 11:17 AM
  2. Jas00555's Avatar
    I mean, if you need convincing, it probably isn't for you. Personally, I just use the search and video and they're both pretty good for me. I just prefer Bing to a) help Cortana become smarter and b) Bing Rewards

    Bing is in the red because the ads aren't helping pay for the entire thing. You have to keep in mind that Bing isn't just a search engine, it's a platform. Supposedly, it's suppose to be profitable by next year.
    Laura Knotek and xandros9 like this.
    08-28-2014 11:24 AM
  3. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Are you in the US? If so, Bing is great for Bing Rewards. I use my Bing Rewards toward Starbucks gift cards, so I rarely need to pay for my coffee at Starbucks.
    08-28-2014 11:36 AM
  4. Torcher Death's Avatar
    As stated by the 2 above... Bing rewards is one of the main reasons if you are from the US.
    Another is Cortana
    Laura Knotek and Guytronic like this.
    08-28-2014 11:49 AM
  5. sdc1's Avatar
    Outside the US Bing is not as good as Google. Sad but true.
    Luffy Lau likes this.
    08-28-2014 11:59 AM
  6. Nerdy Woman's Avatar
    Well, let's start with paid advertisers. When searching for information about products, Google's image space is 100% pay to play. Of course, this means that all the sites included are paying more to be featured in search results and you know they aren't absorbing those costs. This is true in the US and 11 other countries:


    Videos. Search for videos on Bing and then just hover over an image to see a preview of the video (including Vimeo and other sites). This is sooooo much faster than having to visit each page in YouTube.

    Images. While Google offers comparable filtering tools for several categories (e.g., picture orientation, color, B/W, lineart, etc.), Bing also adds licensing filters. This is a must if you use pictures for any public viewing.

    Biggest difference of all...

    This: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

    vs. this: Microsoft Privacy Statement

    Microsoft even has an entire website that explains your options and walks you through privacy options: Your privacy and Microsoft personalized ads

    Last year, Google's revenues totaled $58.1 BILLION, of which $50.5 BILLION was from advertising. Google users are not their customers, they are Google's product - an audience for advertisers. Although Microsoft is endeavoring to make Bing self-sustaining, only about $2.5 BILLION of Microsoft's $75 BILLION in revenues last year came from Bing advertising sales. Microsoft's primary mission is to sell software, services, and hardware. Their survival is not dependent on selling information about me.
    08-28-2014 01:43 PM
  7. Luffy Lau's Avatar
    Are you in the US? If so, Bing is great for Bing Rewards. I use my Bing Rewards toward Starbucks gift cards, so I rarely need to pay for my coffee at Starbucks.
    Sorry I'm Chinese, and I was on holiday in Florida. What is Bing rewards? I've never heard that before:-o And I found most people around me still preferred Google(when in US not China), with little concern about Bing.
    08-28-2014 07:41 PM
  8. Luffy Lau's Avatar
    I mean, if you need convincing, it probably isn't for you. Personally, I just use the search and video and they're both pretty good for me. I just prefer Bing to a) help Cortana become smarter and b) Bing Rewards

    Bing is in the red because the ads aren't helping pay for the entire thing. You have to keep in mind that Bing isn't just a search engine, it's a platform. Supposedly, it's suppose to be profitable by next year.
    Well, for me, Cortana is the only reason I stick to Bing. And it's ridiculous that Siri also uses Bing's support
    08-28-2014 08:43 PM
  9. D M C's Avatar
    As you can see most users use bing because of bing rewards.

    I think that's enough to know which is better.
    08-28-2014 08:50 PM

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