Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Nov 2009 14:58 UTC
In the News It is no secret that Microsoft is doing whatever it can to eat away at Google's immense market share of the search market, with Bing being its most ambitious effort yet. Well, it seems the battle just got a whole lot dirtier, as The Financial Times has uncovered news that Microsoft has approached several news content providers, offering them money if they "de-index" their sites from Google.
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by kragil on Mon 23rd Nov 2009 15:29 UTC
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Murdock has no clue. A simple robots.txt will delist his crap websites from Google. He could have done that ages ago. Legal action .. pfft.

And Murdock is an old fart with even less clues about how people search for information. They don't search for his stupid sites, they search for information and Google is still be best place to get information. Delisting all big commercial news publishers won't hurt Google one bit.

It will help more credible publically funded/user generated news sites.

It really is a win-win.

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