Google, the global search engine giant indicted Microsoft on Tuesday of copying its search results for use in Microsoft's search engine Bing. Google had directed The Mountain View, California Company to conduct a "sting" operation to check whether Microsoft is using Internet Explorer 8 features to track what Google users are searching. This accusation was reported by the site SearchEngineLand . com on Tuesday.
The Mountain View, California Company manually planted search results for gibberish terms and Bing search results showed up the same results later for the same terms used.
Google said on a company’s blog that it wants Microsoft to stop the practice of copying search results on its own search engine.
Later the two companies contended about it on stage at a San Francisco search conference. Harry Shum, a corporate vice president Microsoft search, referring the Google's sting as a "spy-novelesque stunt acknowledged that it uses Internet Explorer 8 and the Bing toolbar to track user information but is only one of the many factors in determining Bing search results.
Google principal engineer Matt Cutts argued and Shum over the issue on stage Tuesday at the Farsight 2011 conference in San Francisco, which was webcast.