From Google Doodle Muppets to Bing Bling

 

By Posted 24 Sep 2011, 09:08

Only a few hours ago we noticed that Google had a new doodle featuring Muppets, which was in celebration of Jim Henson’s birthday. You can see the doodle in this article and on this very page, or by visiting the search engines homepage for the interactive version.

Within the last couple of days we also heard that Microsoft had apparently spent over five billion dollars on Bing, and wondered how much this had helped the software maker take on Google. Now we’ve had some news sent to us about Microsoft wanting to bring a little animation magic to Bing, and this was detailed in a post here, which explains that Bing now features a “HTML5 Google Doodle”.

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Google has become well known for their doodle’s that honor people and events around the world, with some being featured only in certain countries. This has become very popular with searches, and when they see a new Google Doodle, the hunt to find out more about the person or topic begins, also many interactive doodles have the user playing for a while. In the case of Pacman some people were on the Google homepage for hours.

It’s doubtful you can call the Microsoft version “Bing Doodle”, but some cool names given by readers so far included “Bing Bling”, which we thought was pretty smart. If Bing’s new HTML5 features showing different images were going to be similar to Google’s Doodle animations, what name would you give Bing’s version? Do you like “Bing Bling”?