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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A terrible sign for Microsoft
by ngaio on Wed 2nd Feb 2011 00:46 UTC
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This points to a serious problem for Microsoft. It seems truly desperate. If they were ever going to do something truly productive in search technologies, they simply wouldn't need to copy Google's results. But apparently they seem to think they do.

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