Would You Switch to Bing for $3 to a Good Cause?

Tagged: Bing, Technology
Source: Toms Hardware - Read the full article
Posted: 5 years 45 weeks ago

"Google has become the standard search engine of choice around the world, but it's not the only one in the game. Microsoft's Bing is a fine alternative, but getting people to switch is hard. Would you switch your search engine if Microsoft were to donate $3 to schools in need?

Microsoft has created Search With Purpose, a page that will add Bing as a search provider in Firefox and IE (though the whole donation process will work with Chrome and Safari too) and send you a $3 donation code for you to enter in yourself.

The page notes "Bing will donate up to $100,000 in $3 donation codes during the promotion. Donation codes may only be used at DonorsChoose.org and expire on August 31, 2010." Nevertheless, it's to a good cause and you don't really have to be committed to Bing if you find Google is still a better fit for your internet needs."




If you read what it says it does not say that it charges you anything.

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Joined: 10/29/2006
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I typed Google.com without thinking about it when I need to do a search. It's just way too easy for me to type, but sometimes I misspelled google.com, like googe.com or whatever.

If I type bing.com, I cannot make a single typo because when I type bing, my fingers did it in a quick succession. It's only my left and right index fingers before I finish it off with ".com" and hit [Enter].

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Microsoft has enough money already, if they care then they should donate money witouth charging people $3. And I agree very much with machiavelli7.


i use both equally.

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Joined: 04/16/2010
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No, cause those money will not end in the pocket of people who actually need it. It's like the sms thing, you think you're sending 2 euro for the poor children in Africa, but really the money ends up in the already full pocket of some rich corporation.

"All men are evil and will act upon their vicious nature, if given the chance."
Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)