This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
While I agree that its an interesting result, and showed impressive skills on the Googlers part. I'm also convinced that its not important. Moreso, I think it was stupid on Google's part. What they did was say to the world "we are so paranoid that we think Microsoft is stealing from us" when the proper attitude should be more like:
Microsoft? who are they? do they have a search engine, wow, didn't know that.
I am surprised that Microsoft is so nonchalant about this. After all, Bing is the supposed "decision engine" right? A huge improvement over a regular search engine right? Where is the value add if they just regurgitate Google results?
Not that I'm a Microsoft apologist, and it was an unfeasibly dumb thing for MS to do, but does no else feel it a little ironic of Google accusing others of copying "their" copy? Isn't this an accusation all sorts of organizations have been leveling at Google for a while now? (Google Books, YouTube, Google news etc.)