Google alleges Bing is using their search results

Google alleges Bing is using their search results

Posted on February 2nd, 2011 by admin

In a sting like operation, Google created unusual search terms/results and watched Bing to see if they were actually copying the returned information.  Google now claims that Microsoft is using Google search results to refine and deliver Bing search results.

While a few tests may not be conclusive, all search engines use a variety of sources to improve relevant results.   But, if Bing uses Google results and presents them, as their own that is certainly a different animal.

There certainly will be more on this subject as the two titans, with no love lost between  them, each flex their powerful algorithms to the general public to demonstrate credibility, or create attack fodder, depending on which side of the fence you are.

See more of the story from “The Washington Post” by following the link below.

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/fasterforward/2011/02/bing_and_google_get_into_searc.html