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Search Google and Bing Simultaneously

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Google or Bing, why choose?

Over the last few weeks there's been a lot of back and forth about which is better, Google or Bing. Some of you love Microsoft's new search engine and others just couldn't bear the thought of leaving Google.

Well now you can search both at the same time. It's a pretty simple idea, similar to the Firefox add on that shows you Google results on one side and the relevant Wikipedia article on the other side. Go to www.bing-vs-google.com (or www.google-vs-bing.com) and type in your search. Hit enter and you'll see Bing results on the left and Google on the right. From there you can refine your search for either one without starting all over again, or alternatively you can use the Bing vs. Google search bar at the top to have the two search engines run a new search simultaneously.

It's a neat little tool designed by Croatian web developer and IT journalist, Domagoj Pavlesic in just a few hours. We love the idea but the URL doesn't do much for us. What's with the hyphens? People would likely have to change their homepage to bing-vs-google.com before they'd use it regularly. That said it's a great way to compare results from the two. Anyone plan on using this? I'll probably give it a shot for a few days, at least until the novelty wears off.

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    Anonymous , June 29, 2009 5:45 PM
    you can use www.dogpile.com and search all search engines at once. they have been around for years! so this is nothing really new.
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    igot1forya , June 29, 2009 6:22 PM
    doglegupyou can use www.dogpile.com and search all search engines at once. they have been around for years! so this is nothing really new.

    lol yep...
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    dman3k , June 29, 2009 6:57 PM
    From using Bing for a week, I noticed that Bing's results for my searches were more specific while Google's were more random. But considering how I usually don't really know what I'm looking for when I search for them, I need Google's randomness to find what I want.

    If I know what I want or something specific, I'll use Bing. For everything else, Google will be what I'll use. It's funny, but search engines should be kind of like the Improbability Drive from Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe.
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    jdamon113 , June 29, 2009 7:19 PM
    dude you may loath Microsoft, but like it or not you use there software and my not even realize it.
    Your an idiot, you hate just because you think it makes you sound cool.
    Your not cool and microsoft has done more for this country than any company 10 fold.
    you may like linux or mac, they to have microsoft in there blook.
    stop hating and just accept what is.
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    duckmanx88 , June 29, 2009 8:05 PM
    RegulasSearch Google and Bing at the same time.Why? I loath Microsoft and have never had a problem finding out what I am looking for using Google.The adverts MS is continually running for Bing are stupid too and irritating about as much as their swiss cheese OS is.


    those advertisements are annoying but give bing a chance. more sources is always better
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    Vettedude , June 29, 2009 8:16 PM
    Bingle? Gooing?

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    thejerk , June 29, 2009 8:25 PM
    jdamon113dude you may loath Microsoft, but like it or not you use there software and my not even realize it.Your an idiot, you hate just because you think it makes you sound cool. Your not cool and microsoft has done more for this country than any company 10 fold.you may like linux or mac, they to have microsoft in there blook.stop hating and just accept what is.


    are you crying?
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    deathblooms2k1 , June 29, 2009 8:39 PM
    What's the difference between microsoft and google? Business wise they both try to control every market they can get their hands on.

    The only difference I can see is that to most people, they feel Microsoft Costs money and Google is free. This is by and large due to the fact that Google does not charge for individual personal use on most of their products. This however is not a blanket statement. Google charges plenty for corporate licensing on their products.

    In short they both hold tremendous market share and they are both trying to make a profit (not be some sort of humanitarian software company out to save the world).

    I just don't understand how people can HATE Microsoft because they are so "big" but go on to love google. Seems like a bit of a contradiction when both companies carry so many similarities.
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    ned7077 , June 29, 2009 9:06 PM
    doglegupyou can use www.dogpile.com and search all search engines at once. they have been around for years! so this is nothing really new.


    My first thought exactly.
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    randomizer , June 30, 2009 1:59 AM
    deathblooms2k1I just don't understand how people can HATE Microsoft because they are so "big" but go on to love google. Seems like a bit of a contradiction when both companies carry so many similarities.

    Exactly. We all accept Google's "just trust us, we're the good guys" policy and they are slowly slipping more and more of their software into our lives, while we go and bash Microsoft and Apple. Google is a much greater danger than Microsoft because they've made themselves look like a charity service to the average Joe.
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    apmyhr , June 30, 2009 5:08 AM
    doglegupyou can use www.dogpile.com and search all search engines at once. they have been around for years! so this is nothing really new.

    I think the point of this new site is that you can see the Bing and Google results side by side so you can compare the two. I just tried dogpile and it looks like it just lists results in horizontal order, not very good for a comparison.
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    anamaniac , June 30, 2009 11:22 PM
    I luvs Google, no thanks.

    I luvs Microsoft for my OS thank you.

    =D
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    eijiyuki , November 9, 2012 8:13 PM
    Rather than looking purely on the name of the results...some things I noticed.

    Google's search database is at last 2x larger than Microsoft Bing's. Look at the total returned results. Also look at the related search terms which are much more meaningful than Bing's.