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Is Bing Censoring Questions About Microsoft?

Aug 07, 2009, 19:03 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rod Holmes)

"Google's first two results were clearly web pages discussing that very question: one on MacRumors.com and the other on Ibibo.com. A look at Bing made me scratch my head…just as the post had intended. It's first response was to the question, "Why is Manhattan so expensive?" If, in Bing's algorithm, "microsoft" is the same as "manhattan" I think they need to check their programming. The second and third results were about the differences between various versions of Word.

"So, I decided to do a little experimenting on my own. I opened up a Google search tab and a Bing search tab in my trusty FireFox browser. My first question was if Google would disrespect it self? Would it serve up the mud people were flinging at it, which based on the experiment above Microsoft wasn't willing to do. I thought about the most common criticism of Google and typed it in, "is google too powerful?" (Do the search for yourself on Bing and Google...maybe the results have changed.)"

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