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 puts flu tracker to work on swine flu (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Using a new tracking tool, search engine giant Google said on Wednesday it saw a spike in searches for information about flu among people in Mexico last week even before news of the outbreak became widely known.

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