Microsoft produces emotional video promo for Bing

Microsoft produces emotional video promo for Bing
In order to thank those who worked tirelessly on Bing over the years, Microsoft produced a three minute video to celebrate the search engine's birthday. But the Bing staff liked the video so much that they wanted Microsoft to share it, and the company complied. The three minute video starts with a young wife texting her dad with the news that her husband has been deployed overseas for 12 months.

But there is good news to share in the form of a positive pregnancy test. "I never thought I'd be doing this alone," texts the wife. Of course, her dad isn't going to let that happen. So he quickly books a train (using Bing, of course) and while en route to his daughter's house, he uses Cortana to check out baby cribs.

As time goes by, dad (either a great handyman or cheap as hell) decides to build the crib himself and that gives us an opportunity to see a Surface tablet sitting on a table, capturing every moment as it is propped up on its kickstand. We also get to see the distinctive looking Nokia Lumia 1020, spitting out directions to a doctor's office.

Finally, the baby is born. It's a girl and the new mother decides to honor her deceased mother by naming her new born daughter Cortana after her. That causes dad to shed a tear, and might put one in your eye as well. And Microsoft is elated because it looks like another Windows user is born into this family of Windows users.

source: Bing via WindowsCentral



1. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

Nice one microsoft,now bring us a windows 10 mobile flagship!

2. StanleyG88

Posts: 240; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

Where is the texts & messages to the father???

3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Bing is infinitely better than Google. Internet Explorer well we will just stick with Bing for now.

8. sgodsell

Posts: 7365; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

As soon as you use any other platform, and need any information in regards to those non Microsoft platforms, then Bing sucks.

11. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I use Bing fine on my OnePlus One, occasionally switch to Google when I want to get some info about say Android that doesn't show in bing, and for voice searches which are done by the google app. Other non-platform-centric stuff, bing works fine. Would give Cortana a shot as a replacement for google voice search when she becomes available on the Playstore.

10. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Now I know that you hate Google more than Microsoft. Anyway it's does not matter. I use all three. Inadvertently each has their own strength and weaknesses. For what is worth this is a better way to advertise than Scoogle. As it don't turn people off. Remember, both Google and Apple have more fans than Microsoft.

4. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Not a bad video. Why can't MS get advertising right whenit does something this effective for in-house?

5. smartMartian

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 17, 2015

"Hi dad ,I named her Google now!!" This is how it ends if Google made the add. Poor lil girl !!

6. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Not to mention she'll have tattoo a Google search bar on her forehead. J/k

9. sgodsell

Posts: 7365; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Could you imagine if it was a boy with a tattoo of Microsoft. Poor boy would be teased as being Micro-Soft. No girl would touch him.

7. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Bing is okay, better than google at some points but still not better overall. Source: I'm a windows phone user and use bing instead of google on my windows phones.

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