03 Feb '11, 2am

Microsoft-Google spat heats up

Microsoft-Google spat heats up

SAN FRANCISCO: A spat between Internet titans heated up on Wednesday with Microsoft angrily denying that Bing copies Google's search results and the world's top online search engine adamant it has proof. Microsoft senior vice president Yusuf Mehdi went on the offensive in a blog post that accused Google of tricking Bing with a "honeypot attack" too sweet to resist. "In simple terms, Google's 'experiment' was rigged to manipulate Bing search results through a type of attack also known as 'click fraud,'" Mehdi said. "That's right, the same type of attack employed by spammers on the Web to trick consumers and produce bogus search results." Google held firm that it conducted a simple, honest experiment that showed Bing copied its search results and that rather than gripe about getting caught it should simply stop doing it. "Some Bing results increasingly look like an incomplet...

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