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Microsoft's Bing unit has published a web site attacking Google Shopping's product, insisting the ad giant's search results as driven entirely by profit. The attack comes in the form of Scroogled.com, which proclaims “Simply put, all of their shopping results are now paid ads”. On Bing, by contrast, Microsoft promises “an …

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Mushroom

Libellous?

Why innovate and excel when you can envy and implode?

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Re: Libellous?

…because making an attack site is such a mature thing to do!

At least they're not dragging people through the law courts over "patent infringements".

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Re: Libellous?

...but you couldn't go dragging people through the law courts over "patent infringements".

...when you haven't invented any of the stuff which was there long before you pulled your head out from your arse, noticed it, and thought "I want that"...

Oh... wait a min...

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Re: Libellous?

It is only libellous if it isn't true yet you have not proof it isn't. No need to get butt hurt over more evidence that google is going deep down the path of evil

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Re: Libellous?

let's try counting the patents, facts

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Meh

Interesting...

You say, "...insisting the ad giant's search results as driven entirely by profit."

Aside from marveling at the grammar used in the above sentence fragment, I'm inclined to wonder what else would motivate a corporate entity's actions? Is Bing generating results for purely altruistic reasons?

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Unhappy

Re: Interesting...

If you're using a price comparison site to find the best price, and instead of the best price, the site shows the links it is being compensated for, then the site does not fulfill the function of a price comparison site.

It is rather an advertising site masquerading as a price comparison site.

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Re: Interesting...

Who buys stuff off google?

That's what amazon is for.

gg://thingIWant amazon

I assume all price comparison sites are dodgy. Amazon is just a starting point.

"Oh I'm sorry sir, you would like that ebook but you life in australia - we can't send those particular electrons to you if you live in australia!"

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Microsoft promises “an honest search result.”

The day I start relying on Microsoft for anything "honest" is the day hell freezes over.

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Re: Microsoft promises “an honest search result.”

As opposed to Google?!?!?!?!

The epitome of "underhanded"....

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Anonymous Coward

Pathetic...

.... is this what the mighty beast of Redmond is reduced to... pathetic puerile childish name calling?

Hardly the sort of company you should consider doing business with.

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Unhappy

Scroogled?

Too bad the former website of a similar name couldn't sue and get some money to get back in operation.....i miss them.

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Re: Scroogled?

Yes, especially as the article keeps referring to scroogle and not scroogled (even in the sub-head).

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Re: Scroogled?

It is a good pairing for the word trough, MS cast aspersions over how good Google's results are, whereas Scroogle.com just stole them.

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Re: Scroogled?

NSFW alert!

Don't visit scroogle.COM if you are at work (and its still around), it was scroogle.ORG that ripped off Google search

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Google shopping does suck

Not a fan of Bing but google shopping deserves to be attacked. It's rubbish. Despite being signed into google and not having any US info tied to the account it still loves pushing prices in dollars but more importantly, the results are mostly crud. Those results have to be paid for because half the time the results look like they're scam sites. I much rather go anywhere else.

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Linux

avoid google shopping

Surely what is needed is an operating system that recommends products on Amazon instead. That's surely what reputable vendors would be doing.

Microsoft? Are you listening?

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scroogled is microsoft

http://whoisxmlapi.com/whoisserver/WhoisService?domainName=http%3A%2F%2Fscroogled.com%2F&outputFormat=xml

Registrant:

Domain Administrator

Microsoft Corporation

One Microsoft Way

Redmond WA 98052

US

domains@microsoft.com +1.4258828080 Fax: +1.4259367329

Domain Name: scroogled.com

Registrar Name: Markmonitor.com

Registrar Whois: whois.markmonitor.com

Registrar Homepage: http://www.markmonitor.com

Administrative Contact:

Domain Administrator

Microsoft Corporation

One Microsoft Way

Redmond WA 98052

US

domains@microsoft.com +1.4258828080 Fax: +1.4259367329

Technical Contact, Zone Contact:

MSN Hostmaster

Microsoft Corporation

One Microsoft Way

Redmond WA 98052

US

msnhst@microsoft.com +1.4258828080 Fax: +1.4259367329

Created on..............: 2011-12-27.

Expires on..............: 2014-12-27.

Record last updated on..: 2012-11-27.

Domain servers in listed order:

ns1.msft.net

ns4.msft.net

ns5.msft.net

ns2.msft.net

ns3.msft.net

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Re: scroogled is microsoft

You could have just read the article instead

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Re: scroogled is microsoft

Yes but he wanted to show off he knew how to look up a domain registration,

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Invisible Hand

Take a look at the invisible hand add-on/extension for Firefox, Chrome or Safari. I've had it installed for over a year and its pretty good for comparing online shopping and flights.

The FAQs say it's funded by commission so given they publish the list of partner sites that seems reasonably transparent. It has a pretty good range of major online names but bad luck if you're into cheap iPads from www.dodgysite.com.

http://www.getinvisiblehand.com/

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Windows

I've been... Microshafted?

Windows 8 Pro (at time of commenting):

$69.99 - Microsoft.com

$66.99 - Amazon.com

$64.99 - Google Shopping Results (365professionals.com)

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All we need now are....

Photos of Steve Balmer kissing babies!

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