Sun, May 24 2009 22:52
Have you binged that yet?
It's obvious I am not a marketing person, nor an advertising person, nor related to anyone who picks product names. If I were such a person, and if I were on the team that picked the name for Microsoft's new search engine, I think I'd be still searching for a new name.
If the headlines are true, the new search engine from Microsoft Codenamed "Kumo" is going to be called "Bing"
"The codename for the new edition of Microsoft’s search engine is Kumo. However, market sources say that Microsoft is considering a new brand name Bing for the latest update."
The only Bing(s) I think of is Bing Crosby and Chandler Bing.
Neither one seems to me to inspire the changing of "bing" into a slang word for search.
Microsoft, whomever is picking your final product names, can you let them know "Bing" is just not making me want to replace the phrase "googling" with "binging".
Have you Binged that?
Let me Bing that for you?
I will use Bing before asking dumb questions...
I dunno... just not quite the same impact....
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