1. Post #1
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    February 2009
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    By now, you may have read Danny Sullivan’s recent post: “Google: Bing is Cheating, Copying Our Search Results” and heard Microsoft’s response, “We do not copy Google's results.” However you define copying, the bottom line is, these Bing results came directly from Google.

    I’d like to give you some background and details of our experiments that lead us to understand just how Bing is using Google web search results.

    It all started with tarsorrhaphy. Really. As it happens, tarsorrhaphy is a rare surgical procedure on eyelids. And in the summer of 2010, we were looking at the search results for an unusual misspelled query [torsorophy]. Google returned the correct spelling—tarsorrhaphy—along with results for the corrected query. At that time, Bing had no results for the misspelling. Later in the summer, Bing started returning our first result to their users without offering the spell correction (see screenshots below). This was very strange. How could they return our first result to their users without the correct spelling? Had they known the correct spelling, they could have returned several more relevant results for the corrected query.





    Bing, you sneaky bastards. Google, you savvy bastards.
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  2. Post #2
    Everyone has a $1 title
    Skipcast's Avatar
    November 2008
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    Hahahahahahaha, microsoft, you silly billy.
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  3. Post #3
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    The only thing that matches are the top result so how is that copying?
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  4. Post #4
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    The only thing that matches are the top result so how is that copying?
    Did you read the whole article?

    Google was deliberately tagging obscure websites with unusual search terms, which subsequently appeared in Bing. The only way this would have happened is if Bing was copying the results Google found.
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  5. Post #5
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    November 2007
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    Did you read the whole article?

    Google was deliberately tagging obscure websites with unusual search terms, which subsequently appeared in Bing. The only way this would have happened is if Bing was copying the results Google found.
    Is that how I got an F on my last research report...
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  6. Post #6
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    May 2007
    250 Posts
    Did you read the whole article?

    Google was deliberately tagging obscure websites with unusual search terms, which subsequently appeared in Bing. The only way this would have happened is if Bing was copying the results Google found.
    Oh okay. I didn't click on the source.
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  7. Post #7
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    August 2008
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    Bing. The decision engine that decided to plagiarise.
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  8. Post #8
    I'm friendly!
    zeebiedeebie's Avatar
    June 2007
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    Wow. Can Google sue for this? Both companies sell ad space. I'm excited to see how this pans out.
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    Encryption's Avatar
    December 2009
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    Thats embarrassing.
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    May 2010
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    I can't believe my friend still supports MS.
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  11. Post #11
    I remember when titles used to mean something, now you can get one for a dollar, this all used to be fields, get off my lawn damn kids etc.
    evlbzltyr's Avatar
    May 2006
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    But... If it was using Google's search results, why was it still so rubbish?
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    April 2010
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    Wow, that's just a stupid move on bing's/M$s' part.
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    June 2010
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    For the query [juegosdeben1ogrande] we inserted a page of hip hop bling jewelry:
    Was I the only one that laughed at "hip hop bling jewelry"? It sounds so professional everywhere else.
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  14. Post #14
    Dennab
    June 2010
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    LOL I HAET M$.

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    December 2007
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    Google should make a fake word that brings up fake results, and see if bing copy.
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    Google should make a fake word that brings up fake results, and see if bing copy.
    That's kind of what they did here. Did you read the thread? They used a obscure mis-spelling/ word that a user wouldn't, linked it to some real results (with the mis-spelling warning) and Bing managed to get the exact results without the mis-spelling warning, meaning it just copies what Google returns.
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    December 2008
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    Since people can't read here's another informative picture
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  18. Post #18
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    May 2006
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    This will be very interesting...

  19. Post #19
    Last or First's Avatar
    December 2009
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    So, I take it their code basically amounted to:
    -accept entered terms
    -google it
    -display results
    -profit

    And I can't be the only one who thought the early bing commercials were stupid as fuck.
    "Oh! It's a choice engine! It lets you clarify if you mean a travel plane or mathematical plane! Or other!"
    Which, of course, it didn't.
    Besides adding in that one extra word.
    So... it was the exact same as Google.

    Well, I guess now we know it IS the exact same as Google.
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    May 2008
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    BAHAHAHHAHAHA
    No way!

  21. Post #21
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    January 2009
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    LOL I HAET M$.

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    LOL I HAET M$.

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  22. Post #22
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    October 2007
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    so i tried to stop using google but I'm still using at AHHH

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    nobody cares
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  25. Post #25
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    October 2007
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    Microsoft you sneaky bastards

  26. Post #26
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    June 2008
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    That's fucking awesome.

    Also, the only reason I'm not using Linux is because I don't have enough space on my old-ass hard drive to fit it.

  27. Post #27
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    April 2010
    1,039 Posts
    Jesus fuck stop calling them Micro$oft.

    You aren't super edgy and cool. If you're trying to be funny then you don't understand humor.
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  28. Post #28
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    August 2010
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    Bing fucking sucks, it's a lame attempt from Microsoft to be like the next Google. It has not caught on yet and it never will. :colbert:
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  29. Post #29
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    January 2008
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    Bing fucking sucks, it's a lame attempt from Microsoft to be like the next Google. It will has not caught on yet and it never will. :colbert:
    What's wrong with Bing if its essentially Google?
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    What's wrong with Bing if its essentially Google?
    slower
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    What's wrong with Bing if its essentially Google?
    Google pays for their awesome hard and software,bing uses it.
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    revrend_slapaho's Avatar
    September 2009
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    bing sucks anyways

  33. Post #33
    Dennab
    March 2010
    140 Posts
    Fuck don't google tarsorrhaphy, the images are fucking disgusting.
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  35. Post #35
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    August 2006
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    It did this because Bing Toolbar tracks user's searches (Opt-In)

    "Microsoft was defensive about the whole case, claiming that the Bing toolbar tracks users click data, providing the information back to Bing, providing the identical search results. Angered by the claims against Bing, Microsoft formally responded to Google by saying they "do not copy Google's results.""

  36. Post #36
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    August 2010
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    Looks like Some heads will roll
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    LOL I HAET M$.

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    I use windows I've always used it and the dev team for it did a decent job on windows 7

    but stealing from google just because they don't have their own super nerds is just stupid
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  39. Post #39
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    January 2010
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    I hope Google kicks the shit out of Microsoft in court.
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  40. Post #40
    I think deep inside Microsoft they love Google but don't want to show that Google is gaining more popularity than them.

    Why Microsoft and Google just be friends? Oh yeah....Money.
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