Microsoft is going after Google in the EU - In its complaint last week, Microsoft claims Google engages in a "pattern of actions" that unfairly impede competition.
Read the full article here - http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/03/31/us-microsoft-google-idUKTRE72U1IN20110331
Is this just Microsoft being Microsoft and competing with others anyway they can or is the shoe finally on the other foot and Microsoft is playing the role of underdog? While I am not a big fan of companies using the courts or the government as a tool for competition, I believe that the consumer will be the ultimate winner here. Competition, when played within the rules, is a good thing.
What do you think?
Ive always been a fan of google. If I want to search for something I dont want to have to load 50 thumbnails of stuff I dont care about. I just click home, google pops up and I type what I want to search for.
Ive used Bing before, but google does its job.
I THINK IT IS A LITTLE UNFAIR THAT GOOGLE IS BLOCKING SEARCH ENGINE COMPETITORS. BUT LIKE THEY SAY THE EARLY BIRD GETS THE WORM. ITS ABOUT COMING UP WITH NEW WAYS OF MARKETING YOUR PRODUCT TO MAKE PEOPLE WANT TO USE YOUR SERVICES RIGHT?
I think that depends. I do indeed use google for the bulk of my searching needs, but I have found that lately, if you are looking for information technology related data, that bing tends to bring up more relevant results.
Hey, I'm just making an observation. It seems to me that bing has been returning more relevant results whenever I search for code development, software user specifics, and various information technology software stacks. In fact, just 2 nights ago for example I was searching EDI data mapping with ANSI x12 and SAP idocs and the results from bing were far more relevant and numerous.
But whatever floats your boat, the great thing about todays landscape in IT is that you have choices. Personally I try not have any religious beliefs about software and have a hard time mustering up an emotion as strong as hatred for one application or another.