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Google Researching Bing's Algorithm

Last week Google CEO Eric Schmidt told FOX Business Network that the arrival of Bing won’t change what Google is doing. "It's not the first entry for Microsoft. They do this about once a year," Schmidt told the Fox Business Network earlier in the week. "I don't think Bing's arrival has changed what we're doing. We are about search, we're about making things enormously successful, by virtue of innovation," said Schmidt adding that Google has a different focus. "Google is about getting all the information and organizing it. Yahoo has a different strategy. We think ultimately Bing will evolve to a different strategy as well."

However a dramatically titled piece in the New York Post (think ‘Fear Grips Google’ in all caps), we learn that Sergey Brin is worried enough to put together a team of top engineers who will begin making urgent improvements to Google, starting immediately. Not only that, but the Post cites inside sources who say the team is led by Brin himself and is an effort to determine how Bing's crucial search algorithm differs from that of Google’s.

We highly doubt Google is in a flap over Bing, at least not to the extent portrayed in the piece by the Post. That said, one of Google’s co-founders rolling up his sleeves and playing a major role in a project isn’t something to ignore. Watch this space.

  • monkeysweat
    i think they're just making sure it isnt better, or at least make sure they keep ahead
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  • tayb
    I gotta say. Bing works well. I'm not yet using it on a daily basis but when I can't find what I'm looking for on google I try bing and more often than not I find what I am looking for. This isn't the usual annual search engine from Microsoft. They might actually be on to something with the Bing algorithm.
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  • crockdaddy
    Competition never hurt anyone. Well ... except maybe the US Auto Industry but that is beside the point.
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  • cadder
    Google's algorythm is simple- whoever pays them the most gets put at the top of the list. It's all about the money.

    At least half the time I search for something I know to discard the first couple of screens of results as being worthless.
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  • Hanin33
    update your headline, Jane! :) *shows off his grammar police patch*
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  • mtyermom
    Hanin33update your headline, Jane! *shows off his grammar police patch*

    haha WTF is an agorithm?
    (We still love you, Jane)
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  • one-shot
    Can anyone expect a direct competitor to NOT take a little peak into it's rival's new shiny product? It makes complete sense, and I'd be more surprised if Google didn't have any respect for MSFT's new search engine.
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  • blitzenn
    wasn't it supposed to be Eggo-rithm? ummhh, hungry!
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  • blitzenn
    hahaha! All of these Google Stck holder refuse to believe Google is the next AOL! Hahaha! Blind fools sail sunken ships!
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  • vladtepes
    Hanin33update your headline, Jane! *shows off his grammar police patch*
    Do you mean she should check her SPELLING?
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