“Aren’t we all glad that now we have the option of using Google instead of being stuck with Bing?”
That line has quickly become the most highlighted sentence in Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s Medium post Friday morning outlining a plan to break up Facebook, Amazon and Google, as part of her presidential campaign. Microsoft has yet to comment publicly on the jab, but the comment is getting plenty of reaction from everyone else, positive and negative.
— James Titcomb (@jamestitcomb) March 8, 2019
I love everything about Elizabeth Warren wanting to break up the big tech monopolies.
But I also love her roast of Bing. pic.twitter.com/qfG5skXDNC
— New Year, Same Me (@RetroChristal) March 8, 2019
Gotta think Microsoft prefers not being targeted by Warren vs the odd shade she is throwing: "Aren’t we all glad that now we have the option of using Google instead of being stuck with Bing?" https://t.co/KNnO7XIfBj
— Karen Weise (@KYWeise) March 8, 2019
For the record, Microsoft Bing and related services have become a respectable portion of Microsoft’s business, generating more than $6.8 billion in search advertising revenue for the company in its latest fiscal year, or about 6 percent of Microsoft’s overall revenue of $110 billion, although Google continues to dominate the search market.