Bing’s U.S. search market share has hit another all-time high, passing 17 percent for the first time. It gained at Google’s expense, as the search giant slipped six-tenths of a percentage point last month. That’s from comScore’s April 2013 qSearch report, just out today. For the month, comScore says there were slightly more than 20 […]
If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking. ~Buddhist Saying
Today we released an exciting new twist to the Bing homepage in conjunction with Star Trek Into Darkness. Sage Kitamorn from my team introduced it on the Bing Blog:
On the Bing homepage, our mission over the past 5 years has been to help you explore the world around you, to seek out new views and new angles. Today, we’re boldly going where no homepage has gone before. Visit Bing today and enter one of our secret phrases in the search box to be transported to the Final Frontier.
To see all of the fun things we have going on around Star Trek, check out yesterday’s post. More importantly get out and go see the movie!
Live long and prosper.
Seeing as it’s been out for a few hours now, you should know how to trigger the new experience. Simply search for beam it on and enjoy! This experience picked up a lot of press. My favorite quote was from a Mashable article:
“Let it be known that today was the day Bing beat Google.”
Our partners at Klout announced an important new direction today. I gave a few comments too. Excited about what we have planned together http://www.wired.com/business/2013/05/klout-moves-beyond-scores/
Seems like my post yesterday on Feature Creep was well received. Maybe there’s something to combining photography and advice in technology. So here’s another attempt. This is also from a presentation I gave which borrowed from an excellent quote by Jeff Bezos about being “stubborn on the vision, flexible on the details”. So often in technology (and in life), we’re under confident in our vision and over confident in our initial implementation. It leads to a sub optimal first attempt, or worse, giving up too easily. Here, my dog Rio is certainly demonstrating stubbornness - I’ll let you decide whether it’s on the vision or implementation :)
As part of a talk yesterday, I used one of my photos from Singapore to help demonstrate the problem with Feature Creep. These are air conditioning units on an ice cream factory.
“Feature creep, creeping featurism or featuritis is the ongoing expansion or addition of new features in a product, such as in computer software. Extra features go beyond the basic function of the product and so can result in over-complication rather than simple design.” (source: Wikipedia.com)