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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It's not the same
by pjnlsn on Wed 2nd Feb 2011 13:17 UTC
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You should think of gasoline as the search results themselves. It's what both companies create, and how they compete. What Microsoft is doing is like siphoning away the gas from your neighbor's tank. What Google does is more like secretly obtaining plans for your new, more efficient, oil well you've built.

Yes, it's benefiting from your competitor's work, but you still have to know how to construct the well and run it, if you know what I mean.

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