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Following Stephen Colbert& Jimmy Fallon's taken on Google's accusations that Bing was copying Google's search results -- NPR's "Wait Wait… Don't Tell Me" quiz show did a funny send up, as well.The show, aired on February 5, had host Peter Sagal stumping panelist Roxanne Roberts, at first, with a question about the news:Sagal: It's tough […]

Following Stephen Colbert& Jimmy Fallon's taken on Google's accusations that Bing was copying Google's search results -- NPR's "Wait Wait… Don't Tell Me" quiz show did a funny send up, as well.

The show, aired on February 5, had host Peter Sagal stumping panelist Roxanne Roberts, at first, with a question about the news:

Sagal: It's tough to break through the monopoly on search that Google has, but Bing has done it. How, does it turn out, does Bing find things on the internet?
Roberts: I never use Bing. This is a problem. I know it's shorter.
Sagal: Well, it makes sense because, well, what do you do when you want to find something on the internet?
Roberts: I search Google.
Sagal: So does Bing.

The audience is then heard erupting into laughter. Sagal goes on to explain the story, ending with this zinger:

Once caught, Bing did not deny it, but they said stealing Google's searches is only one of their many proprietary search methods. They also steal Yahoo's searches, and in a real pinch, they ask Jeeves.

[tags]radio,copygate,algorithm,search results[/tags]

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