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Bing copying Google results!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by KenSmith, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. KenSmith

    KenSmith Active Member

  2. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    If you can't beat them, steal from them.
  3. kforo

    kforo Active Member

    were they really testing things out on IE, with "suggested sites", and a "bing toolbar" installed/enabled?

    google came up with these 2 theories/

    so, why didn't they touch upon this, and say what the results were?
    did they try turning off suggested sites to see if the same results came up? If they're only using the IE browser.... am I the only one thinking this?

    and the bing toolbar

    it just seems like they only told a portion of the story, or didn't talk about not having these things disabled?
  4. Andrew

    Andrew Well-Known Member

    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.

    Google FTW
  5. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Microsoft is in real trouble.
    They have to pay people to use Bing and it's just a recycled Google !
  6. anotheralias

    anotheralias Well-Known Member

    This was the first I heard about it, but I think they got it exactly right: Why is Google so hypocritical about Bing

    Excerpt, bolding is mine:

  7. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    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.
  8. anotheralias

    anotheralias Well-Known Member

    I think his main point there was that Google is a big fat hypocrite. Which it is.

    It's kind of like when that Wikileaks guy was crying because someone published his private information.
  9. yavuz

    yavuz Well-Known Member

    They argue that the system itself could have automatically used Google as it searches other engines as resource. I'm I only the one who believes in that :D
  10. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    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.
    Adam Howard, EQnoble and RastaLulz like this.
  11. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    In whatever searches I'm doing, I just cannot replicate what is being shown; thus, I remain dissatisfied with the complaint. Plaintiff needs to provide reproducible proof.
  12. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    M$ get what they deserve. The company had bad ethics from the start.
  13. kforo

    kforo Active Member

    are you using IE's browser with the bing toolbar, and microsoft suggested sites turned on?

    the article reads like google did the search on their servers first, - with those 2 items activated, then ran it on bing - which pulled the same results?
  14. Dodgeboard

    Dodgeboard Well-Known Member

    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.

    EDIT: Didn't see Shamils post.
  15. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    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.

    *That's not the actual search term used, nor the page returned, but that's the principle.
    EQnoble, laztrix and Digital Doctor like this.
  16. Dodgeboard

    Dodgeboard Well-Known Member

    ahhh...I see
  17. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

    Opportunity to attack either Microsoft or Google, if only they had managed to get Oracle involved somehow :(
  18. CroNiX

    CroNiX Active Member

    Throw Apple in there and you got yourself a party! [​IMG]
  19. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    Tested with that config, and with Safari.
  20. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    This is complete crap...Microsoft has more than enough resources to come up with their own stuff. What an embarrassment.
    Kier likes this.

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