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“We have contacted them through official channels about concerns about the similarities between Bing and Kayak,” Kayak’s chief marketing officer Robert Birge told Wired.com “From the look and feel of their travel product, they seem to agree with our approach to the market.”
That’s careful language for “Microsoft copied our stuff wholesale.”
Microsoft’s Whitney Burk denies that there’s any copying going on.
“We are discussing the matter with Kayak,” Burk said in emailed statement. “Bing Travel is based on independent development by Microsoft and Farecast.com, which Microsoft acquired in 2008. Any contrary allegations are without merit.”
Copyright law offers some protection for a website’s look-and-feel, but it’s not easy to prove.
It's hard for me to believe that the designers at Microsoft & Farecast who worked on this portal didn't specifically use the Kayak interface as inspiration.
What a shame. ::sigh::
Bing has never been #2
That may be true for your site(s), but not for others.
In my case, Bing has already passed up Yahoo to take second place. That still leaves Google in front by a lot of course.
All of which only goes to show that results vary by site.
I think right now its a lot of people testing it out and evaluating it.I don't think it's going to fall back as much as people think. If people are evaluating and liking it, whey would they switch back?
Google has morphed to something I do not recognize anymore. What drove me to use them in the beginning has been lost.
My experience has been that it sucks at long phrases
No worse than Google, for the long phrases I do on Google, all I get is junk.
Guess it just depends on what your searching for.
I'm still using Bing and in fact don't like going to google anymore because the boring white blinds me.