Google mistook MJ searches for net attack (VNU Net via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

Web giant Google has admitted it thought the sudden spike in searches for Michael Jackson on Thursday was a massive, coordinated internet attack, leading it to post an error page on Google News.

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Google, Yahoo Users Surge After News of Michael Jackson?s Death (Bloomberg)

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

June 26 (Bloomberg) — Google Inc. and Yahoo! Inc. said the number of visitors to their Web sites surged after Michael Jackson ?s death this week, as people hunted for the latest news on the King of Pop.

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Google News mistakes Jackson queries for attack (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Friday, June 26th, 2009

A deluge of search queries for Michael Jackson led Google News, the news aggregator of Web search engine Google, to initially believe it was under attack, the Internet giant said on Friday.

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