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Last week we asked readers if they thought Bing would catch up with Google Will Bing Search Ever Catch Up With Google? [MakeUseOf Poll] Will Bing Search Ever Catch Up With Google? [MakeUseOf Poll] Google has the market right now, but some people are a little disgruntled with search results. Will Google’s purely algorithm-based search stay ahead of the emerging alternatives? Will Bing ever come out on top? Tell... Read More . It seems most people don’t believe Bing has a chance – Google has won.

We collected a total of 442 votes for the poll, which made the result pretty clear: 70% think Bing will never catch up to Google; 12% think Bing will catch up to Google; and 18% think it’s possible that Bing might catch up to Google.

Full results and this week’s poll after the jump.

MakeUseOf readers clearly believe Google will lead against Bing forever.

This week’s poll question is: How Does iPhone and Android Location Data Collection Affect You?


Recent news reports have shown that both iPhone and Android phones have been collecting the location data of their users. Ostensibly it could be useful for law enforcement and rescue operations, but many users feel that it’s an invasion of privacy. How do you feel about it?

This poll only barely touches the tip on the emotions you might have on the issue of location data being collected without your knowledge. If you have some good reasons why this data should or shouldn’t be collected, feel free to let us know in the comments!

  1. Jack Cola
    May 3, 2011 at 8:03 am

    I would vote for "I don't care, I don't have those phones"

  2. Nat Jay
    May 2, 2011 at 5:37 am

    Data collection by online apps is nothing new. What matters more is how easy it is to access that data and who has access to that data. One part of the argument favors privacy while the other focuses on security aspects like ensuring your kid's safety or knowing a family member's location based on cell phone location. There really are two sides to this issue though, of course, I definitely wouldn't want data being collected without my knowledge. I wish there were a balanced middle ground.

  3. Earn5
    May 2, 2011 at 4:48 am

    oOOOh heck yes there should be ways to immediate stop a channeller. This could get dangerous and lead to persons tracking other persons as their hobby, leaving the intended target a victim. The rational side to Apple and Google's effort is advancement, but all this new stuff needs more and more testing.

  4. Guest
    May 2, 2011 at 3:24 am

    I really, honestly don't care. I'm not going anywhere I don't want anyone to know about, so no big deal. As long as Apple or Google doesn't turn into Big Brother, I'm indifferent.

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