“For nearly an hour on Thursday, Microsoft’s search engine Bing was completely non-functional,” The Huffington Post reports. “Initially, the site displayed a code-filled error message, ‘Oops. This isn’t the page you wanted.'”
MacDailyNews Take: Yeah, you wanted Google.
The Huffington Post reports, “Later, just before service returned around 10:15 ET, another message appeared, ‘Pardon the interruption,’ [and asked users to enter a CAPTCHA].”
“Twitter users naturally went to town… ‘Scobleizer: Wow, @bing has been down for at least seven minutes. Has that EVER happened to @google? How embarrassing,'” The Huffington Post reports.
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MacDailyNews Take: Newsflash: Microsoft sucks. We now return you to our regularly scheduled programming, already in progress, “Microsoft Sucks,” starring Ballmer T. Clown.
MacDailyNews Note: According to Net Applications, which measures search engine usage (along with operating systems and browsers, among others things) across their network of 40,000 sites worldwide, in November 2009 Bing held 3.26% of the search engine market, trailing Baidu at 3.28%, Yahoo’s 6.22%, and Google’s 84.91%.