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I really like Microsoft's sarcasm...

  1. #1


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    I really like Microsoft's sarcasm...


    I wonder if this is an April Fool's joke, but if you go to Bing.com, type in google and hit enter, you will get something familiar. You can hover around on the four little squares and get more sarcasm from them.
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    Then you can hit I'm feeling confused and you will get Microsoft's digital finger at google and some sarcasm...

    "Every day on the Bing homepage, we strive to bring you a picture of the world that you’ve never seen before. Just a single image a day, but always something memorable and beautiful. But for all the variety we’ve explored through the thousands of images we’ve showcased on our homepage since 2009, there are still internet searchers for whom full motion videos of South Pacific beaches, images of exploding geysers or 3-D underwater scenes are just too engaging. Indeed we’ve been told many people come to Bing to find the name of the movie with tom cruise and a unicorn only to get lost for days clicking around the homepage image.
    So we ran some numbers on this unique online behavior, did some ethnographic research to study habits and tastes; and then took a shot at redesigning Bing’s homepage to discourage this behavior of exploration and discovery. So today we’re running a special test, where if you visit bing.com and enter a certain telltale query, you’ll get something a little more bland. We decided to go back to basics, to the dawn of the Internet, to reimagine Bing with more of a 1997, dial-up sensibility in mind. We may see some uptick in our numbers based on this test, but the main goal here is just to learn more about how our world would look if we hadn’t evolved.
    We probably won’t be going in this direction long-term, but we’re always interested in your thoughts, so please let us know what you think by hitting us @bing and use #bingredo if you’re feeling fancy.
    - Michael Kroll, Principal UX Manager, Bing"

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    I have to say, this kind of made my day.

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    LOL, yeah it was an April Fools' joke.

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    Ha ha. Presumably payback for Google taking an April Fools dig at Windows Blue with it's Gmail Blue video.

    "We are faced with the challenge, how do we completely re-design and re-create something while keeping it exactly the same. The answer is Gmail Blue"
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    Quote Originally Posted by ARC1020 View Post
    Ha ha. Presumably payback for Google taking an April Fools dig at Windows Blue with it's Gmail Blue video.
    Well, I think they fell way short for payback. The Gmail Blue video was awesome. The Bing google page was just "meh".
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    I didn't even know about a gmail blue video.... I don't think most anyone other than Microsoft/google tech heads got it.
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    It's very Blue indeed !

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    Must have been an April Fool's joke as it works as it should now, not that I ever use Bing.
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