Yesterday I was out for dinner with some friends, all working in IT, and it took only few minutes before someone introduced the topic of the day.
I don’t know yet if the news is true ore false but we were wondering if such a behavior is legal/allowed/acceptable or not.
Some of the people around the table were affirming that it’s not legal. I don’t know about that but Google offers to everyone the ability to integrate searches on their own sites. I guess therefore that there is some smart way of using Google results without legal breaches.
Anyway, legal or not, I don’t justify this kind of behavior… actually I think is unacceptable, especially considering that Bing is the biggest competitor.
I must admit that such news really surprised me and I know that in a way or another, Bing’s image will suffer from this story.