Microsoft vs Bing - What's the difference?

microsoft | bing |

As a noun microsoft

is (figuratively) a company whose products are widespread.

As a verb microsoft

is (slang) to microsoftify.

As a proper noun bing is

of (etyl) origin and unknown meaning or bing can be (internet) a search engine introduced by microsoft in 2009.



Alternative forms

* MicroSoft, Micro-Soft (former names of the company) * (pejorative)


(en noun)
  • (figuratively) a company whose products are widespread.
  • * 2001 , Daniel Charles, Lords of the Harvest: Biotech, Big Money, and the Future of Food (ISBN 0738202916), page 110:
  • Similarly, said Fraley, farmers were going to demand Bt cotton or Roundup-resistant soybean plants no matter where they went shopping for seeds. Monsanto would be the Microsoft of agriculture.
  • * 2005 , Merrill Goozner, The $800 Million Pill: The Truth Behind the Cost of New Drugs (ISBN 0520246705), page 64:
  • The company wanted to turn Celera into the Microsoft of the gene-hunting world, selling its version of the human genome to private or public gene hunters through a proprietary computer program.
  • * 2006 , Andrew Beaujon, Body Piercing Saved My Life: Inside the Phenomenon of Christian Rock (ISBN 0306814579), page 232:
  • Shepherding is more or less gone (though there’s an interesting move back toward discipleship in today’s church especially among those influenced by Rick Warren’s blockbuster book The Purpose-Driven Life ), but Integrity remains as sort of the Microsoft of worship music.


    (en verb)
  • (slang) to Microsoftify.
  • (slang) to make more like Microsoft with regards to perceived business practices and tactics.
  • * 2003 , Wine Enthusiast (volume 16, issues 2-8?, page 122)
  • You could call it the Microsofting of the wine industry. Of course, wine is unlikely to be dominated by one producer or one distributor.


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    (wikipedia bing)


    (en noun)
  • (slang): Prison solitary confinement, a term used by inmates.
  • (British) A heap or pile, such as a slag heap. Cognate with Scots bing.
  • The sound made by a bell, an
  • : Bing ! Ladies and gentlemen, in a few minutes the captain will turn off the fasten seatbelt sign, but for your own safety we recommend you stay seated and with your seatbelt securely fastened at all times. :: Toronto Star, "Ryanair looking at standing 'seats,' pay toilets", 2 July 2010 , Jim Rankin (accessed 17 September 2010) : Bing Bang Boing :: Douglas Florian, 1994
  • v=onepage&q&f=false (accessed 17 September 2010)
  • : The Tao of Bada Bing :: David Chase, 2003 (accessed 17 September 2010)

    See also

    * ping * ding * boing * bada bing bada boom



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