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: Rubbish
by tomcat on Tue 24th Nov 2009 00:43 UTC in reply to "Rubbish"
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Delisting all big commercial news publishers won't hurt Google one bit.

What are you smoking? Of course it will hurt Google. It means Google has lower-quality indexed news content, relative to its competitors. It means that many people will start using more than one search engine -- one for news and the other for anything else -- which will inevitably hurt Google.

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