23 November 2009

Bing + News Corp < Trust?

As Bing and News Corporation plot to make up the ground they conceded when neither took the internet seriously, does today’s news that they are eyeing a pact do them any favours? Their concerns are well founded. Murdoch has recently been telling anyone that would listen that, as a reaction to flagging newspaper sales and falling advertising revenues, his publications …

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23 November 2009

Google, Microsoft, Newscorp – whose news is it anyway?

Another day, another chapter in the exciting story of Newscorp vs Google – summarised nicely by Neil in his post “Do no evil? Now who is playing dirty?” – so I won’t go over the details again here. Apart from the obvious arguements of who is right and wrong, who is stealing whose revenues and what is best for the …

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23 November 2009

Do no evil? Now who is playing dirty?

The news is the news as Bing throws down the gauntlet So Microsoft are looking to pay News Corp, and others, to appear in their results and not in Google. Please don’t tell me this is going to be a ‘how big are my pockets’ job? And while I don’t mind someone paying ‘for’ placement, paying someone ‘not’ to appear …

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