Sunday, November 14, 2004

Microsoft Snagging Google's Search Results for Its Own Engine?

Slashdot | Is Microsoft Crawling Google?: "triplecoil writes 'Jason Dowdell over at WebProNews has written a piece questioning a tactic Microsoft might be using to beef up its new search engine. He thinks they might be dipping into Google's results to supplement its own. Dowdell likens it to leaving your garbage on the curb--anyone could conceivably go through it and take whatever is there for their own.'"

Yikes! Definitely a good read. It sure is suspicious.

1 comment:

8a11 said...

I wouldn't put it past them. I just received this from a friend...

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You probably all know about this already, but Microsoft are potentially in trouble for using a hooky copy of sound forge to edit wav files included with XP.

Open any of the files in \WINDOWS\Help\Tours\WindowsMediaPlayer\Audio\Wav in a hex or text editor and look at the end on the file.

They have a signature of "Deepz0ne", a member of former cracking group "Radium" ;-)

Glad I didn't buy Office now.