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Friday, January 27, 2023

If Google *Really* Copied Yahoo…

About a month ago, Yahoo’s Jeremy Zawodny and Google’s Matt Cutts traded a number of sharp barbs over design similarities in Yahoo and Google. Google copied Yahoo! No, Yahoo copied Google! Danny described the tiff in Google Copies Yahoo’s IE7 Page; Originality War Breaks Out!, writing “If I had time and desire, I’d sit here all day pointing out similar things that Google has copied from others, that Yahoo has copied from others, that Microsoft has copied from others, that Ask has copied from others. There’s no end of finger pointing that can be done.”

Over at Google Watch, Steve Bryant has created a mock-up of a Google home page that looks like Yahoo’s. It’s hilarious—but also illustrates in a starkly graphic fashion how truly different the home pages of the two services really are.


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