Bing to Be Default Search, Maps for BlackBerrys

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eddieroolz

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Well, that's great. Bing is just as capable as Google is, especially for English results.

I hope they work on improving results for non-English languages, however.
 

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Bing earch is just as good Google. Bing Maps are better than Google's. I mean the "map" part, not the satelllite (Google has higher res). Also, the address search seems not as good in Bing.
 

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As long as people get a choice to later install their favourite provider of maps or search, I am fine with anything that comes by default. Each company will "buy" their way to the default of something, be that a toolbar installed on a computer along with a program, a home page, etc.
 

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Bing is freaking terrible, there are plenty of times when I search on bing, come up with nothing, go to google and get my answer within the first couple links. Bing is just Microsoft's way of expanding into the internet.
 

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I'm just curious, but how exactly do google and microsoft get money from map service and search engines? who pays for what?
 

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[citation][nom]mcd023[/nom]I'm just curious, but how exactly do google and microsoft get money from map service and search engines? who pays for what?[/citation]

Ads, and companies who pay specific amounts of money can get their pages higher in the search results.
 

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Uh, they did this a while ago (like a year ago) via a live update on my Tour, although verizon maps was the default map app. Of course, all I had to do was change the default search and it wasn't exactly hard to download/install google maps off of google's site. You're not locked into any app store with BB.
 

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[citation][nom]macewrox[/nom]Bing is just Microsoft's way of expanding into the internet.[/citation]

Dude, the internet is already Microsoft's business, they make a browser, remember?

Hey, I also heard Microsoft is looking into computers too.
 
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