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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RE[2]: Rubbish
by Boldie on Mon 23rd Nov 2009 19:53 UTC in reply to "RE: Rubbish"
Boldie
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What I don't get is HOW they could stop google even if they wanted to? At least not without demanding that their users log in. I mean robots.txt is just a display of "will".

And isn't the internet a public place? How can indexing and showing snippets of a text being in violation of... anything? Is this the beginning of the end of net neutrality?

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