Olney - 1:27 am on Feb 2, 2011 (gmt 0)
How is this different than using data from toolbars or site analytics to make search engine better? You use the data that is readily available. If that includes Google's data, then so be it.
Google seems fine using everyone else's data but gets defensive when someone turns them tables around.
Exactly I thought Google invested in Mozilla/Firefox to get search data & get an easier build for their own browser (chrome).