Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Google accuses Microsoft of stealing results.

It's final, I am moving this blog out of here. And this is the reason.

Don't take me wrong, I am no fan of Microsoft. I use Linux for most of my needs. But I can't stand this sort of BS.

Search engines work by processing web pages and links between the pages. It is altogether possible for one search engine to process the page of another search engine just like it would process a regular webpage.

There's what most likely happened, or what you have to presume to have happened unless proven otherwise (innocent until proven guilty): To get Bing to "steal" results, Google guys had to search for those made up words on IE with Bing toolbar installed, for days and days, getting 9 words out of 100 into Bing. Bing toolbar is used to improve relevancy. All it takes to "steal" results is for the toolbar to occasionally process Google's page the same as any other. Which can happen if e.g. this file which specifies not to process the Google's page fails to download. Which could as well happen due to technical issue on Google's side, or simply due to unreliable connection.
And Google guys know this better than anyone else. The Google's blog post is most certainly a sign of Google slowly becoming just another corporation that expertly crafts lies and propaganda, using public lack of understanding of how technology works, and which competes not by creating a better product, but by talking bad about the competition. To 99.9% of people, all the technology could just as well have been magic, and witchcraft accusations are the hot topic now.


  1. Hi there,

    i was doing some research on the web and found your page. Impressive stuff you did there! And your game is something i have never seen before. Very nice!
    I did not find a contact so i ask here.
    The Galaxy-Demo is not working for me (Win 7 64bit) so i cannot see it. But may i ask how you did that? I am trying to think of something similar. Showing massive amounts of points and i have no clue how this can be done.


  2. uh.. wait;

    you say "innocent until proven guilty"; yet you assert Google is guilty of becoming an evil company??

    if Bing did not deliberately steal results; then Google did not deliberately blog-post to trash competition (it was just an honest discovery)

  3. As a honest 'discovery' it is utterly ridiculous on technical grounds.

    Layman can experimentally study artificial things, discover basic by-design fact about operation of the search engine ("those words appear only in links pointing to that page" feature), get surprised, and blog about it in such manner due to honest-to-god stupidity and ignorance. The search engine company, however, can only imitate this honest-to-god ignorance.