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It all started with tarsorrhaphy. Really. As it happens, tarsorrhaphy is a rare surgical procedure on eyelids. And in the summer of 2010, we were looking at the search results for an unusual misspelled query [torsorophy]. Google returned the correct spelling—tarsorrhaphy—along with results for the corrected query. At that time, Bing had no results for the misspelling. Later in the summer, Bing started returning our first result to their users without offering the spell correction (see screenshots below). This was very strange. How could they return our first result to their users without the correct spelling? Had they known the correct spelling, they could have returned several more relevant results for the corrected query.


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Microsoft's response at Update No. 2:
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/microsoft-we-do-not-copy-googles-results/8557
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So Microsoft doesn't copy Google's results. They just use spyware to steal the data from Google users.
    
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They used internet explrorer.
This is why everything screwed up
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Originally Posted by xd_1771;12228698 
They used internet explrorer.
This is why everything screwed up

Probably.
    
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How can bing hope to surpass Google for accuracy when it uses Google to measure its accuracy?

Also, the the use of a monopoly (default browser on the majority platform) in an attempt to create another monopoly (bing) doesn't sit well with me.
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what I would like to see done is take a Linux distro, install a little known web browser on it and re-perform these tests to see how bing responds
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Haha that is epic.
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alright... I used google chrome & opera to do my own very unscientific test... search results were different tongue.gif

edit... I installed MS internet Explorer 8.0 to see if bings results would change and so far they haven't... will continue to monitor
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How can bing hope to surpass Google for accuracy when it uses Google to measure its accuracy?

Because everybody knows that if it's not on Google then it doesn't exist. Google is sum of all human knowledge.
    
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