Of course Microsoft has denied such an allegation. But Google one-up'd this time. Google planted fallacious, marked search results in their systems...things that are not real and thus would never actually be searched for, much less return specific, planted results. But a few weeks after Google planted these search results in their system...they appear on Microsoft Bing verbatim.
Here is what Google did to prove Microsoft was copying their results:
Microsoft is, of course, STILL denying that it copied those results. But it is clear that one of their technologies, whether it be the Bing toolbar for IE, or Windows or IE themselves, are harvesting search results from other engines, like Google's.
Stephen Colbert has a humorous bit on this:
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