Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Nov 2011 00:11 UTC
Microsoft OSNews writing about social networks? Yes, it happens, and today is one of those days. We all know Facebook is king here, with a massive userbase and a seemingly unbreakable hold over the market, with Twitter covering the more public side of social networking. Google does some stuff in a fringe somewhere with something called Google+ which tries to combine Facebook and Twitter, but it's effectively a ghost town with a confusing interface. So, if you're Microsoft, what are you going to do? Well, build your own social network, of course!
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It uses Bing!
by benali72 on Wed 16th Nov 2011 19:11 UTC
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Finally, a use for the money-losing Bing!

According to Slashdot, Bing has lost MS $5.5 billion since 2009.

Maybe attaching it to Socl will save it! Or maybe it will sink them both.

MS is incredibly late to the social networking party. Their only hope is to buy their way in... but as you point out, it could be very expensive... and even Google hasn't been able to crack that nut yet.

Goodbye Microsoft!

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RE: It uses Bing!
by lucas_maximus on Wed 16th Nov 2011 19:33 in reply to "It uses Bing!"
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Microsoft might not be the force they once was ... much like IBM was in the 90s ... but people predicted IBM's death too ...

Oh wait IBM are still here.

Edited 2011-11-16 19:33 UTC

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RE: It uses Bing!
by unclefester on Thu 17th Nov 2011 08:53 in reply to "It uses Bing!"
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MS is incredibly late to the social networking party.

A very smart strategy. Learn from others mistakes.

Toyota (1937) and Volkswagen (1937) were 30 years late entering the car business. They are now doing extremely well. Over 99% of the car companies founded before 1910 no longer exist.

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