Monday, November 23, 2009

News Corp and Microsoft ganging up on Google

The latest attempts to destablise Google over the weekend have come from a comination of Microsoft and News International.

The former has

had discussions with News Corp over a plan that would involve the media company's being paid to "de-index" its news websites from Google, setting the scene for a search engine battle that could offer a ray of light to the newspaper industry.

According to the FT

The impetus for the discussions came from News Corp, owner of newspapers, ranging from the Wall Street Journal of the US to The Sun of the UK, said a person familiar with the situation, who cautioned that talks were at an early stage.

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