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Is Facebook trying to BUY BING?

Discussion in 'Bing' started by ArmyMeat, Aug 25, 2017.

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IS THIS FOR REAL?

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  1. #1
    I heard a little rumor from:
    http://www.businessinsider.com/the-rumor-that-wont-die-facebook-to-buy-bing-from-microsoft-2012-4

    Could this REALLY be true?
    SEMrush
     
    ArmyMeat, Aug 25, 2017 IP
    SEMrush
  2. dscurlock

    dscurlock Prominent Member

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    If you had done research, then you would have found the answer...
    Mark Z. rejected the idea a few years ago...

    Facebook Would Be TOTALLY INSANE To Buy Bing. Every few months, the rumor crops up that Microsoft is going to offload its money pit of a search engine, Bing, toFacebook. ... Then, the New York Times reported that somebody from Microsoft brought up the idea to Mark Zuckerberg last year. He rejected it.Apr 25, 2012
     
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    dscurlock, Aug 25, 2017 IP
  3. dabbu347

    dabbu347 Active Member

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    It will be waste of money for Facebook and there seems no benefits for buying Bing.
     
    dabbu347, Aug 25, 2017 IP
  4. ArmyMeat

    ArmyMeat Greenhorn

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    Hmm
     
    ArmyMeat, Aug 31, 2017 IP
  5. Scotty Byrd

    Scotty Byrd Peon

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    thank god its not true cause facebook would just make bing a politically correct search lol and ruin it the same way they did ig !!
     
    Scotty Byrd, Jan 28, 2018 IP
  6. Blesta.Store

    Blesta.Store Active Member

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    #6
    To be fair who uses Bing? It used to be a cool alternative, even Yahoo is dying slowly.
     
    Blesta.Store, Jan 29, 2018 IP
  7. Alex - A2Hosting

    Alex - A2Hosting Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    #7
    I'm not sure of anyone who uses Bing but apparently after a long and expensive (multiple billions) run, Bing is profitable and has been since around 2016. In terms of revenue it brought in $1 billion in 2016 so there must be some people out there using it... Just not sure of any :D

    Back then it was growing quite a bit actually. I'd love to find some more recent articles about it though.
     
    Alex - A2Hosting, Jan 30, 2018 IP
  8. knowledgeherald

    knowledgeherald Active Member

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    #8
    Bing is of no good. So Facebook need not buy it.
     
    knowledgeherald, Mar 29, 2018 IP
  9. dscurlock

    dscurlock Prominent Member

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    You should not be surprised as we have a really large planet full of diverse people. Some people like this, some people like that, so I am not really surprised, I know people that use Yahoo only and no other search engine. It does not matter what you think about bing, since people actually are using bing, and some may use bing, and nothing else, and to me it does not matter, if bing, yahoo, or using some other engine besides google brings joy to their life, then so be it. People will use what they like to use most.
     
    dscurlock, Mar 29, 2018 IP
  10. EDDesign

    EDDesign Peon

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    Even if Facebook buys it, Google will remain the first.

    It is not a good investment.
     
    EDDesign, Mar 29, 2018 IP
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    Yeah crazy stupid idea if it was true...
     
    dimitarang, Mar 29, 2018 IP
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    Maybe Facebook does not do this, it may be a loss project on Facebook, is this information is trustable?
    www.bubhow.com
     
    notty queen, Apr 20, 2018 IP