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Bing’s Major Landmark
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Microsoft recently announced Bing Chat, an AI-powered chatbot for its search engine. This announcement stole Google’s thunder and is having a significant impact on Bing’s growth. Bing Chat is positioning Microsoft as a technological leader, and this major AI upgrade is evidently translating into some user growth.
Bing’s Explosive User Growth
- Microsoft executive Yusuf Mehdi announced that Bing now has 100 million active daily users.
- This is the first time Microsoft’s search engine has crossed this mark.
- “This is a surprisingly notable figure, and yet we are fully aware we remain a small, low, single-digit share player,” he added.
- Mehdi says Bing crossed this threshold “with a little bit of a boost from the million+ new Bing preview users.”
- He also noted that roughly one-third of the “millions” of active Bing preview users are new to the service.
- Mehdi also claimed a six-fold increase in daily active users on mobile, in the wake of the new Bing app.
- However, Microsoft is citing two big reasons for Bing’s overall growth.
- The first reason is the Edge browser’s continued performance, recording seven quarters of growth.
- In fact, we praised Edge in a review back in 2019. I also use the browser because I don’t like having all my eggs in the Google basket.
- The company is also pointing to Bing’s “all-time high” search quality due to a new model.
- It doesn’t hurt that Microsoft effectively pays you to use Bing.
A Viable Google Alternative? Bing it On!
- There’s no official word on Google’s daily active users, but Bing’s new figures undoubtedly represent a tiny fraction of Google’s numbers.
- It also seems wildly optimistic to suggest Bing will threaten Google’s top position in the near future.
- Microsoft’s search engine has been around since 2009, and it’s long had a reputation as a Wish version of Google.
- In fact, one of the few cited reasons to use Bing was for adult content.
- But Bing Chat is clearly positioning Microsoft as a technological leader, and this major AI upgrade is evidently translating into some user growth.
- This turn of events led Google to unveil an AI-powered chatbot of its own, dubbed Bard.
- This reveal didn’t go well at the time owing to an incorrect answer.
- But between a revitalized Bing and rumors of Apple quietly working on a search engine, this is the most vulnerable Google has looked in the search space.
🎵 And staying with Spotify, we’ve got a poll asking you how you listen to music on the service: Do you stick with specific playlists/tracks or do you use recommendations? (Android Authority).
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