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Poll: Do You Like Google's New 'Bing' Look?


Just when you thought Google was winning the Cool War, after delivering that Pac-Man logothat you could play, they go and get all Bing-y with it.

Google homepage with customizable background

Google today launched a feature that allows users to add a background image, making it look suspiciously like Microsoft’s Bing browser, whose signature style is a new exotic image each day.

While Microsoft was stomping its feet all over the Internet and Twit-o-sphereover the resemblance, the collective response from the Internet public was a resounding, “Huh?”

It was like that time you found out Winona Ryder was shoplifting. You just looked to the sky and screamed, “Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?”

Bing homepage

“Remove google background” was one of the top 10 Google searches today. columnist Peter Mucha was like Linus without his blanketover the whole thing.

ZDNet went so far as to suggest that this may be the death knell for Google.

You just wanted to shake them and say, “Don’t you remember Songsmith? Or those Bill Gates-Jerry Seinfeld commercials? Do the words Windows 7 House Partymean nothing to you?”

C’mon, Google. You’re better than that! It’s like your mom said, “If all the other kids are jumping off a bridge, it doesn’t mean you have to, too.”

Now, I want you to go to type in “cool.” I’m sure you can find your way back!

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