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Google blatantly stole a design template from Yahoo for their get IE7 campaign. It wouldn't be a big deal if they had just used Microsoft's template, but it's pretty obvious that they actually stole from Yahoo. Matt Cutts of Google apologizes to Yahoo's designer team, but doesn't forget to point out how Yahoo copied their AdSense template.

To be honest, the fact that big G stole a design for the promotion of a third party product would hardly be newsworthy, but the fact that their design actually has Yahoo's recognizable 'Y' all over it, and badly erased in Photoshop, makes it funny (and worth firing the guy/girl who did it).

What Matt points out about Yahoo stealing their AdSense template, is actually far more important, since this is their original product that makes money. But, it's a little too late to be digging through old design mistakes now; Google will have to take some public beating for their dumb move, and will probably make sure stuff like that doesn't happen again.

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