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Facebook's "one more thing" at today's Graph Search press conference? A search partnership with Bing. Naturally, Google was the elephant in the room after such an announcement, particularly in light of the fact that Lars Rasmussen has strong ties to the company by way of his connection to Maps and Wave. Asked why he opted not to take his business to Mountain View, Zuck told the crowd,

The main thing is that when people share something on Facebook, we want to give them the ability to broadcast things, but also retract them later, and have them be removed immediately. Microsoft was more willing to do things specific to Facebook.

We've reached out to Google to get its side of the story. We'll let you know what we hear.

 

Source: 

http://www.engadget.com/2013/01/15/zuckerberg-microsoft-more-willing-to-work-with-us-still-open-t/

 

Well done msft!



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they already had partership with bing on maps...

But isnt Bing now using Nokia maps?

I thought Facebook already used Bing in its search engine?

Lol, it is called common sense. You know, competition between them and Microsoft's collaboration with Facebook and all.

Good for MS. Bad for Google.

No other way to spin this news.

"Microsoft is not good at the game of capitalism. They don't believe in naturally being better than their opponents. They create artificial advantages [content] to even pose a threat."

S.T.A.G.E criticises Microsoft.

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This will add some much needed search market share to Bing - Yahoo but in a grand scheme of things, this really doesn't hurt Google very much.

Now if Apple goes ahead and dumps Google search on the iphone/ipad like they did with maps and replaces it with Facebook + Bing + Yahoo search or some home cooked search engine, Google has a real problem on their hands.

I don't see how this is good news unless you area MSFT fan or investor....the majority of people use google and that is a fact. So in the end this is a loss for consumers.

(I'm assuming Google+ is the reason the decided to go with Bing?)

Argh_College said:
they already had partership with bing on maps...

But isnt Bing now using Nokia maps?

No, Microsoft licenced Nokia's geographical database. Nokia Maps, which have more features than Bing Maps, is exclusive to Nokia's products.



Not really that big of a deal. Ive never used facebook search before and i probably will just continue to use Google. I like Bing. Its a good search engine But typing in google is so routine i dont think ill ever change.

Mostly playing  League of Legends nowadays. Or other games that I get from steam for dirt cheap. Just cant seem to get into too many different games. If you have any suggestions let me know.

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disolitude said:
This will add some much needed search market share to Bing - Yahoo but in a grand scheme of things, this really doesn't hurt Google very much.

Now if Apple goes ahead and dumps Google search on the iphone/ipad like they did with maps and replaces it with Facebook + Bing + Yahoo search or some home cooked search engine, Google has a real problem on their hands.

Don't see why Apple would do that as Windows Phone is a competitor. So might as well use the best search engine out there, Google.

Even if they do drop it, there are millions of android devices out there.