Sgt_Kickaxe - 10:27 am on Sep 11, 2011 (gmt 0)
2. There is no Instant on Bing - which means they serve the result only after the searcher has finished telling it exactly what they want - so the match is likely to be closer to what the searcher wants than G's guess based on a couple of letters. G's algo might be fine for the correct phrase, but G interrupts the customer from typing it in. Garbage search query in, garbage result out.
I agree with this.
The tradeoff for Google was that when you type a letter your browser sends what you've typed to Google for evaluation immediately. They gather data about what people almost typed in, even if no search is completed.