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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stolen news...
by bioZci on Tue 24th Nov 2009 03:50 UTC
bioZci
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2009-11-24

When reading news on the internet it is pretty obvious that they are all stealing news, since the stories are mostly identical except for typing errros - which means that they are all (except one) selling old news.

In fact they have always sold old news, but earlier people would pay for old news, because they would otherwise have to wait for the next day to get the old news for free from someone who paid for a newspaper.

Murdoch's problem is, that because of the Internet, people can now steal their own old news and they won't pay Murdoch to play with Morse code and paper.

He has the same problem as the music/movie industry: How can we make people pay for something worth nothing?

I think the answer will be: COPYRIGHTED NEWS.

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