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Bing entertainment landgrab?
Rosalind




msg:4157526
 11:13 am on Jun 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

[theregister.co.uk...]

Microsoft is throwing the combined might of Hollywood, the record labels and the games industry at Google with its latest Bing update.

On Tuesday evening the company unveiled Bing Entertainment, which provides the ability to search, view and - depending on the medium - purchase films, TV, music and games.

Microsoft called the update, announced at an event in Los Angeles, California, one of the biggest investments it's making in the area of entertainment.

It's bound to have an impact on anyone with an entertainment-related website.

[edited by: engine at 1:50 pm (utc) on Jun 23, 2010]
[edit reason] added quote [/edit]

 

Sgt_Kickaxe




msg:4157919
 9:17 pm on Jun 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

If you own a site about films, TV, music or games Bing is now your competition.

Search shouldn't provide content, it's not a good thing.

From the article
Bing has aggregated games reviews, cheats and walkthroughs.

I hope they get sued for stealing content and using it to steal the visitors attention from the very sites they scraped.

Rosalind




msg:4157935
 9:46 pm on Jun 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

In the movie titles I've looked up I think this largely means taking the data from MSN movies and putting it at the top of the results in a prominent position, with showtimes and ratings. But I agree, I don't think they should be competing with other content providers in this way.

J_RaD




msg:4158191
 6:36 am on Jun 24, 2010 (gmt 0)


I hope they get sued for stealing content and using it to steal the visitors attention from the very sites they scraped.

yea cause that totally works on google.

Sgt_Kickaxe




msg:4158201
 7:06 am on Jun 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

Deflecting what Bing is saying they have done onto Google doesn't help, every action needs to be kept on the straight and narrow individually of what others are doing. I'm a Google supporter in general but have been unhappy and/or voiced concerns about them too so I'm not being biased here.

Websites don't exist to provide content for search engines, search engines exist to provide visitors a map to our content. When search tries to steal the content and/or re-write the map to point at them the law needs to come down on them, swiftly, regardless of who "them" is.

r4bet




msg:4158286
 10:24 am on Jun 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

streaming content from search result is contemptuous ...
i think Bing even sell his mother to get more visitor ....

J_RaD




msg:4158367
 1:23 pm on Jun 24, 2010 (gmt 0)


Deflecting what Bing is saying they have done onto Google doesn't help


I know it doesn't help but if you look what google is getting away with how can you really blame them.

goog is scanning libraries full of books, and we see how youtube just went down. Not to mention how they will serve your images and content without sending a user to your site. etc etc etc

They've pretty much set the bar on what you can get away with and how to use others content for a profit.

at any rate it also says this

Clicking takes you through to the service providers' site where you can view the videos.


sooooooooo what is the big deal?

wheel




msg:4158376
 1:37 pm on Jun 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

Websites don't exist to provide content for search engines, search engines exist to provide visitors a map to our content. When search tries to steal the content and/or re-write the map to point at them the law needs to come down on them, swiftly, regardless of who "them" is.

This is one of the most succinct and relevant statements made on this forum in years. It also defines many of my issues with Google - they're no longer about being a search engine,they're about using our content to make money in our markets.

J_RaD




msg:4158553
 4:35 pm on Jun 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

I guess some of you missed this so i'll point it out again


Clicking takes you through to the service providers' site where you can view the videos.

Rosalind




msg:4159015
 7:41 am on Jun 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

Why click when there's so much information there in the SERPs?

J_RaD




msg:4159228
 2:31 pm on Jun 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

kind of like bings video preview, it plays the video in the SERPs and saves you wasted clicks from clicking on the video you didn't want.

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