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Google Bing search results
Google sparked a war of words on Tuesday when it claimed that Microsoft's Bing search engine was copying Google Search results.
To support the claim, Google fellow Amit Singhal has described the steps the web giant took to work out what was going on, essentially outlining its evidence.
In a blog post on Tuesday, Singhal said Google's investigation began in the summer of 2010, when its researchers looked into an unusual misspelt query.
Users were misspelling the world 'tarsorrhaphy' — a surgical procedure to partially stitch together the eyelids — as 'torsorophy'. Google's search corrected the spelling and offered up two accurate results — pictured above.
"At that time, Bing had no results for the misspelling," Singhal wrote. But that soon changed, according to Google.
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