Msg#: 26677 posted 5:20 pm on Nov 15, 2004 (gmt 0)
Looks like Microsoft may have been biding its time to get back at search giant Google. The software company on Thursday launched a beta version of its MSN search engine. If you search for the term "more evil than satan" Google pops up as the top entry.
It may be tit for tat. In 1999, the same search on Google had Microsoft topping the charts.
Msg#: 26677 posted 1:21 am on Nov 22, 2004 (gmt 0)
I have not been able to confirm this as now when you search for "more evil then satan" you get loads and loads of forum threads about the rumour. One thing it does prove though, is that MSN is activly updating it's beta search engine and spidering lots of sites regularly.
Msg#: 26677 posted 12:22 pm on Nov 22, 2004 (gmt 0)
just retried search w msn, still Bill G home page at #14 (even took a screenshot; and no, I'm not sad enough to create a spoof page like this). not seeing so many forum posts; nor actual google page, in these results. #1 is spoof news item about microsoft buying evil from satan.