11 December, 2009

Google vs Bing

Both Google and Bing are changing fast. very creative. And upping the bar. Good for us surfers.

Apart from users being given 'real-time search results' this month by Google, now they have come up with a very exciting new creation. Have you ever used TinyEye? Ever thought of using only pictures to search the Net? Now Google has come up with something much better and more advanced; and which really excites - Google Goggles! From Google:
Google Goggles lets you use pictures taken with your mobile phone to search the web. It's ideal for things that aren't easy to describe in words. There's no need to type or speak your query - all you have to do is open the app, snap a picture, and wait for your search results.

Not to be outdone, Bing has come up with Bing Maps Beta, which is supposed to be better than Google Maps. From Microsoft:
Now, get an even richer viewing experience. In addition to satellite, aerial, bird's eye, and Photosynth views, we're pleased to announce two new imagery types for the Bing Maps Platform: enhanced bird's eye and Streetside.
I will be trying both in the next few days and see how it goes. The battle continues. Microsoft with Yahoo, against Google. But so far, my dear friend Google has been winning.