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Is Bing Optimizing for the Short Snout?

September 14th, 2009 · 11 Comments

In a post about Bing on CNET today, Rafe Needleman comments that “it makes business sense to pour resources into popular searches. Optimizing for the short snout pays.” First, it’s an interesting counterpoint to the conventional wisdom that search (if not the future of business as we know it) is all about the “long tail“. […]

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And Bing’s Strongest Vertical Is…Kayak?

June 25th, 2009 · 7 Comments

Many people (myself included) have said that Bing’s strongest vertical is travel. And a number have noted the striking similarity between Bing’s travel search and Kayak. David Radin: This feels so much like Kayak that without asking, I assumed Microsoft licensed the technology from Kayak. Can you say “eerily similar”? David Weinberger: Bing’s ripping off […]

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Banging on Bing: A Bummer

June 1st, 2009 · 23 Comments

So, Bing is out early. Yes, an early release from Microsoft! And it’s snappy, attractive, and offers decent quality. If I needed to use Bing as my main search engine for the web (yes, readers, imagine a world without Google and Yahoo as search options). I’d survive. But I can’t say I’d be thrilled. I’ve […]

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Waiting for the Big Bing

May 28th, 2009 · 7 Comments

Everyone is talking about Bing today–well, everyone who isn’t too busy watching Google do the Wave. If you haven’t been paying attention, Microsoft is about to spend $100M to market an upgrade of its web search engine, rebranding it from Live to Bing (by way of Kumo). I’m reserving judgment about it until I have […]

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CFP: HCIR 2010

March 29th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The 4th Annual Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval (HCIR 2010) will be held in conjunction with the IIiX 2010 conference in New Brunswick, New Jersey on August 22, 2010. We’re pleased to announce that our keynote speaker will be Dan Russell from Google. New for this year, we will also be running an HCIR Challenge based on […]

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Prediction Is Hard, Especially About The Future

August 18th, 2009 · 9 Comments

That Niels Bohr certainly knew what he was talking about! But that hasn’t discouraged folks in any number of industries from trying to make predictions. Google in particular has been researching the predictability of search trends (just to be fair and balanced, so have Bing and Yahoo). Yossi Matias, Niv Efron, and Yair Shimshoni at […]

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Don’t believe everything you read in the New York Post

June 14th, 2009 · 36 Comments

Now this is the sort of publicity that even $100M can’t buy: the New York Post is reporting that, in response to Microsoft’s recent Bing launch, “FEAR GRIPS GOOGLE” (all caps in the original): Sergey Brin is so rattled by the launch of Microsoft’s rival search engine that he has assembled a team of top […]

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