Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Aug 2012 23:17 UTC
Legal "Earlier this month Judge William Alsup ordered Oracle and Google to disclose any journalists or bloggers either has paid that could have commented on the Oracle v. Google case. Both parties responded last week - but Judge Alsup didn't think Google was completely forthright, and has asked the company to try again by the end of the week." Good to know Alsup is on top of this. Google claimed it hadn't paid any shills, but as large and powerful as the company is, I find that very hard to believe.
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by MOS6510 on Tue 21st Aug 2012 04:58 UTC
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Google didn't give a clear denial.

That doesn't mean they paid anyone to get on their positive side, but Google's money does flow to bloggers via their ad system and Oracle could make a case, valid or not, it would influence the attitude of these people.

Paying money to influential people, leaking stuff to the media, hiring people to write in comment sections, it probably happens on a very daily business. If politics does it, so do companies.

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