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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Bing Takes On Google In Fight For Holiday Shoppers

If Black Friday lines and stories of violence, vehicular assault and child abandonment taught us anything, it's that the holiday shopping season is a dark, competitive time.

Now search engines are getting into the cutthroat holiday spirit. In a new attack on Google, Microsoft's Bing search engine accuses its rival's Google Shopping tool of being dishonest by only including paying vendors, ranking listings by how much they pay, and not clearly marking the results as sponsored.

To make its point, Bing has launched a detailed site accusing Google Search of unsavory business practices and coined a new word: Scroogled.


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