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6:21 am on Dec 14, 2014 (gmt 0)

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http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/12/us-facebook-microsoft-idUSKBN0JQ2AY20141212 [reuters.com]

Facebook dumps Microsoft Web search results

Facebook Inc has stopped including results from Microsoft Corp's Bing search engine on its social networking site.

The move, confirmed by a company spokesperson, comes as Facebook has revamped its own search offerings, introducing a tool on Monday that allows users to quickly find past comments and other information posted by their friends on Facebook.

The decision may reflect the increasing importance that Facebook sees in Web search technology, a market dominated by rival Google Inc.
7:37 pm on Dec 14, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Funny how Google copied Facebook's social network concept now Facebook wants to be a search engine and PPC network. Payback I guess. Doesn't matter though because both G and F are fast loosing trust from consumers. At least THIS consumer.
2:15 am on Dec 15, 2014 (gmt 0)

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This is definitely news. So now facebook is offering their own search engine.
3:53 am on Dec 15, 2014 (gmt 0)

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I don't remember seeing a bump in Bing's market share when they announced the initial search deal, so, it's difficult to ascertain whether this will have any effect on market share of search. I rarely search for something on facebook.
2:19 pm on Dec 15, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Is this a stupid question?

I only have a company Facebook page, where is the search box?
4:48 am on Dec 16, 2014 (gmt 0)

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if it didn't give them any sort of bump in traffic then not having it won't change a thing.
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I saw an article title in one of my RSS feeds today that stated Facebook didn't provide much traffic to Bing at all. Now I wish I could remember where it was to see if they had any actual data referenced.
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I wasn't impressed by the interaction at all. FB search leaves a considerable amount to be desired. Bing should have replaced the entire FB thing and the two should have worked together to come up with something worth using.

#Ialreadyknowthosepeople
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How long until we hear "Social Search", "Social Shopping", or "Social Shopping Search"...

Shelly and Sheila sell seashells, Shelby's and scimitars by the seashore using social shopping search...

And when I read "Social Shopping Search Graph", my head will literally explode.
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Good riddance. Bing sucks here in SE-Asia.
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The building of "walled gardens" continues. :)

Of course the quest for profit drives it all.
 

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