Google’s Schmidt Rips Microsoft’s Bing

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imageUpdated below: Earlier today, Google (NSDQ: GOOG) CFO Patrick Pichette said the company was still analyzing Microsoft’s search-engine revamp– and wasn’t ready to comment. Well, apparently, Google CEO Eric Schmidt is more than ready.

Excerpts from his interview on Fox Business Network:

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Robert Penna

Lots of people will stick with Google. Its familiar, maybe getting a bit boring IMO but familiarity counts for a lot. I've tried Bing the last couple of days and I have to say I like it more. Results from both are not that different. Bing just seems fresher and a bit faster.

Jed

While I totally agree with Mr Schmidt that the U.S. education system needs are a real kick in the arse, where does he get off on changing history ?

"most of the industrial revolution was invented here (in the U.S.)" – erm' no, it was not ! Try your ex-colonial masters the other side of the Atlantic.

"most of the computer industry was invented here" – I paraphrase, but while this is way more accurate than his first statement, the U.S. is no more singularly responsible for the ICT revolution that it was the industrial revolution !

Johnson

Bing was a trainwreck before it even left the station. Yes, I've tried it and yes the pretty picture is pretty, but come on, the results are no better than Google's and in fact I find them a bit worse. I know from trying many, many various combinations. Instead of putting their effort into something they can actually do well, Microsoft insists on competing in a space it lost long ago. Banging your head against the wall enough times Microsoft does not ensure success, just serious lack of perspective via brain damage.

I, like most people out there, will stick with Google. Microsoft should put their efforts into further improving the Xbox regime. Project Natal is a bonafide piece of innovation (for once), run with it folks – leave search to the experts.

John

To quote a Pixar movie: "After reading a lot of overheated puffery about your new cook, you know what I'm craving? A little perspective. That's it. I'd like some fresh, clear, well seasoned perspective. Can you suggest a good wine to go with that?" -Anton Ego

I found that Bing was cluttered and the results are hard to sift through. Practically the whole top half of the page was paid results…not true search results. I think that people's moms like the pretty picture that shows up on the front page and the orange headers. It's bad enough that I have to listen to Anti-capitalist rants from Microsoft Haters, emotional artsy no logic debating Mac lovers, and now I have to listen to success envious google-haters too…meh.

bill

Google innovation is only the Pagerank algorithm. This can be computed from information available for free. You can see that the results of bing,yahoo and google are now very similar. No big innovation in search since years by google, only little steps, even if the search results are not a satisfaction. They are spending lot of money in stupid separated things, without any integration. With today hardware it is not so hard to copy google.

Jorge

Maybe he's worried about the craptacular results that Google has been returning lately?

Seriously, if Google had been this bad years ago, it would have never taken off. Maybe all those damn engineers should focus more on the search algorithm and less on stupid side projects like adding Outlook access to Google Apps.

Jim Langer

I have converted probably 10 people to Bing already myself. They just prefer the much friendlier interface.

No need for Google IMO

Michaek

Trash talking Bing is the first sign of Google's failure

sharon

Bing will definitely give Google a run for it's money. After watching Eric Schmidt's interview, I believe he thinks so too. Also, his comments pertaining to their maps…..Microsoft's technology is much better and used by so many more entities. Bing wasdefinitely not introduced from a monopolistic view as Schmidt suggests. His company is now being seen as a monopoly; thus, I felt his comment was totally unprofessional and biased. Microsoft was definitely hated but also made many people quite rich…now I believe they are making a very strong comeback and Google will not be able to stop it.

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