so, why didn't they touch upon this, and say what the results were?
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I smell a dirty lawsuit coming... this is no bueno Microsoft. However I am forever a windows fan and a security essentials fan all the way. And also a Google fan all the way! Never liked Yahoo or Bing much or any others for that matter.
But no, this is Google claiming to be wronged by the reuse of the information it makes publicly available. The company that says it does no evil and loves freedom of ideas and sharing free and open source software.
This is the company that made its fortune on a business model stolen from Overture, that it later paid off in an out of court settlement with Yahoo. This is the company that appropriated Sun’s Java platform and changed just enough to avoid paying Sun to use its technology in the development of Android. The same firm that then turned Android into an iPhone workalike in order to turn its partnership with Apple into a predatory research session.
This is the company that indexes blogs, newspapers, and both digital and physical books, and then makes all this information available without consent in the contexts of its ads and paid search space, and is dismissal of anyone who objects to Google’s ultra liberal sense of copyright. It generated controversy by driving trucks around the world to take photos of everything, connecting to WiFi base stations as it went to suck up random data it could use.
Bing is using Google to improve it's search results.
What is wrong with that ?
It's fraud !
If this isn't fraud, it is definitely YET ANOTHER EXAMPLE of Microsoft leveraging the desktop to weasel it's way into other markets.
What Google does or does not index is irrelevant to How Bing Works.
Mr.Roughlydrafted needs to stay on topic.
Personally, I think this is rather shameful behavior from Microsoft. The tests appear to show that they are not using Google as a tuner or assistant for their search results, they are simply using Google directly. And that's pretty pathetic for a company with Microsoft's resources.
I tried to duplicate this with several bogus searches of my own. I couldn't duplicate it. I kept getting different results from Google and Bing. Maybe they've changed something since this mess came to light.
As I understand it, Google seeded nonsense results into their engine, so that a search for khdslfskjhsd returned a single result, which was a link to a donkey sanctuary in Switzerland*, a page which did not contain the search term at all. After a few weeks, a search for the same term on Bing returned the same single result.
A fairly clever and conclusive test, if you ask me.