Google: Bing Is Cheating, Copying Our Search Results
Feb 02, 2011, 20:04 (4 Talkback[s])
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"Google has run a sting operation that it says proves
Bing has been watching what people search for on Google, the sites
they select from Google's results, then uses that information to
improve Bing's own search listings. Bing doesn't deny this.
"As a result of the apparent monitoring, Bing's relevancy is
potentially improving (or getting worse) on the back of Google's
own work. Google likens it to the digital equivalent of Bing
leaning over during an exam and copying off of Google's test.
""I've spent my career in pursuit of a good search engine," says
Amit Singhal, a Google Fellow who oversees the search engine's
ranking algorithm. "I've got no problem with a competitor
developing an innovative algorithm. But copying is not innovation,
in my book.""