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[News] [Rival] Microsoft Cheats in Search, Falls Nonetheless

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Microsoft Cheats in Search, Falls Nonetheless
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2010 22:32:49 +0100
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How Yahoo and Microsoft are Gaming the Search Market, and Why it Will End

http://blogs.bnet.com/business-news/?p=2709

Google's Optional Background Images Kill Bing

http://www.katonda.com/blog/14/2010/1262

Microsoft Slumps As Apple Trumps

,----[ Quote ]
| Fast forward to June 2010. Microsoft has lost 
| 40% of the market in Internet browser use--
| Google's Chrome browser and the "open source" 
| Mozilla Firefox browser control one-third of 
| the market along with 100% of the media buzz. 
| And in spite of years of effort, Microsoft 
| owns a mere 3% of the search market 
| worldwide, compared with 84% for Google. 
`----

http://www.forbes.com/2010/06/17/microsoft-apple-google-antitrust-opinions-contributors-robert-hahn-peter-passell.html

Why investors value Apple more than Microsoft

http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2010/06/15/apples-innovation-premium/

Technology Research Group: More Downside Risk Than Upside Potential In Microsoft

http://www.benzinga.com/trading-ideas/short-ideas/10/06/335575/technology-research-group-more-downside-risk-than-upside-pote


Recent:

Clearly Microsoft didnât do their homework regarding Bing

,----[ Quote ]
| Clearly, without a doubt Microsoft didnât do
| their homework regarding Bing.   When fortune
| cookies say âlearn Chineseâ and calls your
| search engine a disease it raises all sorts of
| red flags.
|
| Anyone speak Chinese?  Is this accurate or
| just some funny prank.   Does the word âbingâ
| mean Disease?   If it is,  itâs classic.
| Goes along the lines of the worst possible
| names for companies.
`----

http://www.tribbleagency.com/?p=6539


Boycott Microsoft Bing

,----[ Quote ]
| If you search a term on Bing that is
| politically sensitive in China, in English
| the results are legitimate. Search
| âTiananmenâ and youâll find out about the
| army firing on pro-democracy protesters in
| 1989. Search Dalai Lama, Falun Gong and you
| also get credible results. Conduct the
| search in complex Chinese characters (the
| kind used in Taiwan and Hong Kong) and on
| the whole you still get authentic results.
|
| But conduct the search with the simplified
| characters used in mainland China, then you
| get sanitized pro-Communist results. This is
| especially true of image searches. Magic! No
| Tiananmen Square massacre. The Dalai Lama
| becomes an oppressor. Falun Gong believers
| are villains, not victims.
`----

http://kristof.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/11/20/boycott-microsoft-bing/


NYT's Kristof: Boycott Bing

,----[ Quote ]
| Kristof's objection, outlined in a blog post
| this afternoon, centers around his
| observation that searches conducted using
| simplified Chinese characters in Bing return
| "sanitized pro-Communist results" not just
| in China but around the world. He questions
| Microsoft's claim that the results are
| determined by search algorithms, not its
| corporate policy. Here's an excerpt from his
| post.
`----

http://www.techflash.com/seattle/2009/11/nyts_kristof_calls_for_bing_boycott.html


Bing Search Tainted by Pro-Microsoft Results

,----[ Quote ]
| The first of the search results about the Microsoft Word question linked to a
| page about how expensive Manhattan is (Is Microsoft competing with Manhattan
| now?). The top responses to the "Is Microsoft Evil?" question were, get this,
| a link to a New York Times story about whether or not Google is considered
| evil, a link about proxy servers, and a link to a story about Microsoft being
| charitable. Wow.
`----

http://advice.cio.com/shane_oneill/bing_search_tainted_by_pro_microsoft_results


Bing search site suffers outage

,----[ Quote ]
| Microsoft has apologised for a brief outage
| which saw its search site Bing disappear from
| the internet.
|
| The outage lasted for nearly 30 minutes
| between in the early hours of 3 December. At
| that time anyone visiting the site got an
| error message.
`----

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8394676.stm
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