Filed under: Film | Tags: Ben Kadie, bing, jesse harris, Megan Shinner, NFFTY 2011, Sam Kelly
Coming at you with another Seattle infused NFFTY 2011 promotional short from director Jesse Harris. Starring local youth filmmakers Ben Kadie, Megan Shinner and Sam Kelly, the Bing-sponsored video humorously follows the joys and follies of shooting film projects with friends. The filmmakers talk about their experiences with NFFTY and getting into film at an early age and what about the medium drives them most. With the help of Bing “the official decision engine of NFFTY 2011,” the filmmakers avoid disaster and get the dream shot. See if you can pick out the scenes shot in downtown Seattle, at Pike Place Market and Gasworks Park. Click on the NFFTY link above to learn more about the 2011 festival and NFFTY filmmakers.
Filed under: Digital Media, Miscellaneous | Tags: bing, google, microsoft, search engines, technology
Wall Street Journal
Last week, Microsoft announced Bing as the name of its new search engine. The company describes Bing as delivering more answers to your search queries directly on the search-results page, so you don’t have to keep hunting around for what you want to find. And, like Google, Bing can be used as a verb. The Wall Street Journal gives Bing a thumbs up, finding that the search engine really did retrieve on-target, useful information on the first try. Read the review on the WSJ website!
Microsoft’s planning to relaunch its Live search engine under the name “Bing,” a recent report suggests. Bing will debut with a massive ad campaign costing upward of $100 million, the folks at AdvertisingAge claim, putting both the “Live” brand and the “Kumo” codename into Microsoft’s big brand graveyard. But what is “Bing,” anyway? Its definitions vary from “a heap or pile” to “a blackish sweet cherry.” Its Web site, though, has a slightly more colorful palette. Sure, bing.com is coming up mainly blank as of now — but not too long ago, someone else had a thing for Bing.