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  1. #1
    Murray P
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    Default Notice anything strange?

    No it's not one of beetle's little horror shows, have a look at this from MS's New Search Engine.

    Can you spot the thing that would get someone fired?

    Murray P

  2. #2
    somebody
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    Default Re: Notice anything strange?

    What I don't see is how Microsoft is getting away with blatantly copying Google's search layout.

  3. #3
    Pete O\'Neil
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    Default Re: Notice anything strange?

    Is it the fact that the person doing the search is from redmond? (home of Microsoft) Thus there doing a search for a competitors product?

  4. #4
    somebody
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    Default Re: Notice anything strange?

    I'm quite surprised Microsoft accept competitors to IE as sponsors...

  5. #5
    Murray P
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    Default Re: Notice anything strange?

    You git it Pete. It's a Search Near Me though, Oslo should be a little out of it's reach

  6. #6
    pulling hair out
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    Default Re: Notice anything strange?

    Huh?
    >> You git it Pete. It's a Search Near Me though, Oslo should be a little out of it's reach

    opera is also about musical productions, and from what I saw, the hits were to do about that. Sorry to be a pain in the a**e, but couldn't resist.
    Cheers Marg.

    PS. Tried looking for the Oslo connection. Where is it?

  7. #7
    Murray P
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    Default Re: Notice anything strange?

    Marg, it was a Search Near Me, ie, near Seattle, Washington State US of A which, funnily enough, is nowhere near Oslo the home of the net's Opera.

    So yes, either this employee was searching for a night out at the theater or, can't figure out that everything does not revolve around a certain state in a certain country or, it's a lousy search engine

    Another possibility is that it is the same person who issued a press releases of the new MSN Search which showed Firefox not IE in a screenshot.

    Just a beat up, nothing too serious is implied, but with all the rumblings coming out of Redmond recently it's not too hard to figure a little fun is to be had when these things happen

  8. #8
    flotus
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    Default Re: Notice anything strange?

    So, somebody in Seattle searches the 'net for 'Opera' nearby and you consider that odd?

    I would have thought that entertainment was one of the main reasons you'd want to search locally. After all, if the search was for another browser you'd want a more global search simply because it doesn't matter where it comes from.

    I think M$ have enough faults without inventing new ones that only exist in peoples minds.

  9. #9
    Graham L
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    Default Re: Notice anything strange?

    That is just a press release.

    I have just entered "opera" to the MSN search. The first link is to NZ opera.

    The second link is to "the fastest browser on earth". Fair enough.

    I wondered why the MS Seattle example didn't mention the browser, except in a sponsored link which says that IE is better.


  10. #10
    Murray P
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    Default Re: Notice anything strange?

    Oh boy! see my post 2 up, don't be such sensitive souls. I'm sure MS can look after themselves. Why so defensive or did you just miss the point.

    Yeah ok, I shoulda put OT in the topic, slap slap slap I now feel sufficiently chastised

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