Friday, February 4, 2011

microsoft copying google unethically,part2

Now this is a classic example of "empty vessels make more noises".

The squabble between Google and Microsoft over search results copying has kind of entered the phase two. Based on a honeypot experiment conducted in December 2010, Google claimed that Bing Search Results have been manually copied. Yusuf Mehdi, senior VP for Microsoft Online Services Divison  clarified and re-iterated in a blogpost at official the Bing blog, "We do not copy results from any of our competitors. Period. Full stop. We have some of the best minds in the world at work on search quality and relevance, and for a competitor to accuse any one of these people of such activity is just insulting."

The tension between Google and Bing search engines has taken the center-stage once again. In the blog post, Mehdi clarifies that the company does look at anonymous click stream data as one of the over 1,000 inputs into Bing's ranking algorithm. He seconds Harry Shum, Corp. VP for Bing that Bing learns from the customers.

Further, Mehdi blames Google for rigging the honeypot experiment to manipulate Bing search results via Click Fraud type of attack. Click Fraud attacks are used to trick consumers for clicking on authentic looking dubious links and generate bogus search results. Not only that, Microsoft has also accused Google of copying its moves of partnering with social media networks like Facebook and Twitter.
this reminds me the bengali proverb "চোরের মায়ের বড় গলা"(who breaks law,screams loudest)