Two weeks ago, I attended a Microsoft event in London to talk about its progress in search. One of the highlights were these fake, hokey TV ads they showed us in between breaks. I loved them. They’re especially funny if you know Britain, but anyone should get a chuckle out of them. Videos are below, via Microsoft’s Mel Carson. If Microsoft were brave, they’d actually get aired.
An inside look at the machinery of how Live Search works. Lots of gears and gadgets, heh. And the request? "Oh look. A Mr. G. Swanson from Hemel Hempstead has just requested an image of the Hilton Hotel in Paris without any clothes on."
How you never imagined Live’s celebrity xRank search works.
How Live Search can help you find a place to eat and save you from tinned food killing you off instead during a picnic. "Was that tin labeled potato or … poison?" and "Having realized they’re just about to die, there’s time for one last cigarette."
"I’ve tried, but I keep using the same old lousy search engine." To his father’s despair.
I love the part in this when the narrator explains how this man’s eco-friendly scooter is powered by "his wife’s disappointment."
You can also find all the videos listed on this page.