Geeky News - Bing copies Google. Just one more reason why I use Google

If you want to do a search for something online, you google it. You don't bing it. That just sounds bad (and perhaps inappropriate). Google has been the search engine giant for over the past decade. Other search engines have been trying to play catch up, and some have done relatively well. Microsoft announced not too long ago, and it has been doing quite well. Not well enough though for bing to succeed without piggybacking off Google.

Google had been suspecting bing of copying their search engine results, so they set up a trap to see whether or not they were right. They were.

By setting up specific results for some gibberish text, they were able to find that bing yielded the same results.  The text "mbzrxpgjys" normally would not bring up any results, but Google set it up so that it would. Then all of a sudden, it started showing up in bing as well.

Interesting. I think I will keep using Google.

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About McKay Christensen

After having lived in Oregon, Alaska, and China for the past 10 years doing landscape design and English teaching, I have returned to my home state of Utah and currently work for a growing tech company.

In my free time I enjoy working on my website where I post tutorials and reviews (and anything else I think is geeky) and I also like to write songs for my Super English Kid Youtube channel.

My favorite things to do include anything with my wife and son. Hiking, camping, and photography (or anything else outdoors). Playing Ultimate Frisbee or Ping Pong. Listening to 60s, 70s, or 80s, music. 

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