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Seriously, what a detective. Don't think Google deserve the praise though except for maybe having such Old Data.
I think ebay is the best PR savvy internet company that knows how to use publicity - they let all controversial newsworthy auctions to run until it hits the media outlets and ban it afterwards!
Actually it's an Associated Press story on CNN and they're not the only ones carrying it:
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Mmm, top ten stories on g news, talk about duplicated content..oh well
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