Oh Bing! You were supposed to be our saving grace – the one we went to when Google led us astray and we just couldn’t make a “decision”. And there you’ve done it..
Got caught with your hand in the cookie jar.. errr.. or maybe the hiybbprqag and mbzrxpgjys jar?
Google announced recently that they caught Microsoft red handed stealing search results. Results that were more than likely collected through date from Google searches performed within the Microsoft toolbar.
“We do not copy Google’s results.”
Err.. Actually, Microsoft – you do.
How did Google catch them in the act? They created “synthetic queries” – they tied two terms together that have no connection – For example: “hiybbprqag” to theatre seating in LA — and watched as those same results appeared on Bing.
It’s not that Google can really do anything about it. Google hasn’t exactly copyrighted its search results – but it’s just a nice little way for Google to remind us that they are still on top.
What do you think about the Google play?