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NewsNow tells newspapers: Lay off the legal action

News aggregrator NewsNow.co.uk has told British newspapers to lay off the legal threats and accept that linking to news stories is good for their business. NewsNow collects headlines from thousands of news sources and groups them according to subject matter. Clicking on a headline will take you directly to the relevant story. …
John Oates, 22 Oct 2009
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Google backs newspaper rollup

Google has joined calls for antitrust laws to be relaxed, to allow local newspapers to merge to help them compete with, er, Google. In a submission to the Office of Fair Trading (OFT), which is reviewing media ownership rules, the dominant search firm said local rags now faced competition from the web, not just other local …
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Google: Make newspapers more like Wikipedia

Google, the nemesis of newspapers, was at the Congress yesterday, to turn a blonde deaf ear to their troubles. The company's pin-up VP of products Marissa Meyer described quite a bright future to the Senate's commerce committee - but it's a bright future for Google, and people with a lot of time fiddling with their computers. …
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Google pays $51.7m for newspaper destruction metaphor

If there's one moment that sums up the gradual destruction of the world's newspapers, this is it. Google, the world's largest online ad broker, has just paid neatly $52 million for a 53-year-old paper mill in southern Finland, hoping to replace it with a data center. This morning, global paper-maker Stora Enso told the world …
Cade Metz, 12 Feb 2009
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Google to reinvent UK newspaper biz

Google is bringing its new-age advertising know-how to the UK newspaper business. According to The Times, the world's largest search engine is chatting up "several" British newspaper publishers in the hopes of extending its Google Print Ads program across the Atlantic. When we asked Google if this is true, the company told us …
Cade Metz, 2 Jan 2008
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Newspapers brought financial woes upon themselves, says Craigslist boss

The newspaper industry has brought its financial troubles on itself, according to the chief executive of Craigslist, the company that has been accused of decimating the newspaper industry's advertising business. Jim Buckmaster told weekly technology law podcast OUT-LAW Radio that his business was not responsible for publishers …
OUT-LAW.COM, 24 Feb 2007

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