Microsoft ads deride Google as bad place to shop
Attack » Software giant hopes to give its Bing search engine a boost.
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Microsoft once accepted payments that can affect the order of results. But the Redmond, Wash., company said it hasn’t accepted payments since it re-branded its search engine as Bing in 2009.
Bing’s shopping section includes merchant listings for Shopping.com, a service that gets referral fees. Microsoft said the payments don’t influence how Bing ranks its shopping results.
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