Google has a harsh word to describe Microsoft: plagiarist.
After noticing curious search results at Bing, then running a sting operation to investigate further, Google hasinto its own search engine. The story began with Google's team for correcting typographical errors in search terms, which monitors its own and rivals' performance closely.
Next came the sting, which featured a one-time code that manually ranked a page for a specific term. Google then had employees type in those terms from home using Internet Explorer with both Suggested Sites and the Bing Toolbar enabled, clicking the top results as they went. Two weeks later, Bing showed the Google results that had been hand-coded.
A Bing executive acknowledged monitoring what links users clicked but essentially described it as letting humans help gather data through crowdsourcing.
However, another executive was adamant that Microsoft was not using Google's search results.
Google takes the wraps off a Web version of the Android app store during an event about the Android 3.0 software known as Honeycomb.
What's new in Google's new Honeycomb Android mobile operating system, and what does it mean for the tablet market?
Verizon Wireless clears the first hurdle of iPhone madness without much trouble, as most customers preorder the gadget without a problem.
Verizon's iPhone stands apart from AT&T's (review)
The highly anticipated daily publication for the iPad launches this morning at a New York event hosted by News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch and Apple VP Eddy Cue.
Executives from ICANN and beyond watch the last current-generation Internet addresses depart--and warn about consequences of extending the IPv4-based Net.
After a five-day shutdown and a pledge that President Hosni Mubarak won't seek re-election, Egyptians now can use Internet services again.
Joseph Lieberman and two other senators who hope to hand the president emergency Internet authority are protesting comparisons to Egypt cutting off the Net.
Apple is now telling e-book publishers that if they let people buy books outside of the app, they must also let them buy books through the app. The latter would give Apple a healthy slice of the sales.
That mysterious phantom data problem affecting some Windows Phone 7 users is now being tied to Yahoo's mail servers sending chubby code over the air.
Venture capital investment rises 8 percent and a larger percentage of funding goes to later-stage deals, according to an Ernst & Young report.
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