With news that Google has done some restructuring, it looks like Bing couldn’t hold back with their own response. If you go type in ABC.WTF in your browser, you’ll get redirected to the Bing search engine. It would certainly appear that Microsoft is having a little fun at Google’s expense.
The domain registration listing is private but it was discovered that the IP address points to the Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, Washington.
For anybody who is interested in finding out more information on Google and Alphabet, you can go to Danny Sullivan’s post on Marketing Land: Meet Alphabet, The New Conglomerate Absorbing Google That’s Run By Larry Page & Sergey Brin.
Here are some of the best tweets in response to this interesting bit of news:
Reads Google announcement, checks calendar, rereads announcement, double checks it’s not April. OK then http://t.co/PphWNWtc8T
— Chris Copeland (@C2Next) August 10, 2015
Congratulations to the owner of @alphabet, you just won the Twitter handle lottery.
— Lev Naginsky (@levnaginsky) August 10, 2015
they’re renaming themselves to alphabet (alpha beta) cause none of their products ever leave beta.
— Gar (@wraithgar) August 10, 2015
Bing should rename itself ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.
— Eli Langer (@EliLanger) August 10, 2015
Microsoft will become Numbers and the URL they will use is http://t.co/E3xtsmSaBR… oh crap.
— Adrian Vender (@adrianvender) August 10, 2015
Does this mean Google bought the alphabet? Is Alphabet trademarked now? Are we allowed to write things still? https://t.co/AdNRoVSxPp
— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) August 10, 2015
Google: “Don’t be evil” Alphabet: “Evil is just one of our businesses”
— Tim Carmody (@tcarmody) August 10, 2015
I can’t wait for Alphabet+
— Danny Sullivan (@dannysullivan) August 10, 2015
You’ve really made it in life when Google is just 1/26th of the total companies you own.
— Aaron Levie (@levie) August 10, 2015
Original Source by Martin Beck