Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Feb 2011 22:44 UTC, submitted by LouisBarman
Google The web is already aflame with Google's accusation that Bing is stealing its search results. Google created code to manually rank certain bogus search terms, and ten created mock web pages as the top search results for these bogus terms. It turned out that Bing would list the exact same mock web pages as its top search result for these bogus terms. Google is unhappy with it, but in all honesty - since when is it wrong to copy in the computer business?
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by th3rmite on Thu 3rd Feb 2011 00:34 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Correction:"
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I guess I used a bad comparison. I wasn't commenting on Bing using Google's data. I was commenting on your side remark about how you don't like the fact that Google would be unhesitant to assist the US Government in turning over data.

I agree with you, if the data is available for the public, then of course somebody is going to use to their advantage.

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