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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Pay for News, yeah right !!!
by r.j.l on Wed 25th Nov 2009 01:05 UTC
r.j.l
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2009-08-15

I know personally I use either the ABC (Australian govt funded) or the BBC news, so Mr Murdoch can remove his content and it will make zero difference to me.

In my opinion he can charge for his content if he wishes that is his right if he owns the content. From what I have seen of his paper creations I wont be subscribing.

I think that if an organisation removes content from Google less people will find the content in question and will more than likely not even be aware of it being there. Thus these organisations will have to spend more to advertise their content in other media or different locations. If they think Bing will bring in the $$$ I sincerely doubt it as Bing just does not make the grade and the momentum is behind Google is hard to breach.

It sounds to me like do this or I will take my bat and ball home and no one will play!!!

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