Rupert Murdoch, chairman and CEO of News Corp, and Associated Press CEO Tom Curley are forever whining to anyone who will listen that Google is stealing their content. Murdoch made headlines recently when he said he would take his content out of Google by blocking it from the index. What Murdoch and Curley seem unable to grasp is the simple fact that fewer people are walking up to a newsstand or opening their front door to find the newspaper on the doorstep. Instead, they are going online to find news, and that's just an elemental fact of life. The medium has moved away from print to online. The fact is if Google went away tomorrow, people would not suddenly go back to newspapers' glory days.
RON MILLER media redux If Google never coming back. It’s a different value proposition now, and no amount of complaining can change that. Frankly, some of that revenue has moved to Google because Disappeared Google was smart enough to come up with a system to get us to online content. But if it weren’t Google, it would have been someone else (such as the aforementioned Microsoft). As I wrote on the FierceContentManagement blog, in “It’s Time for the News Business to Seize Control,” Scott Karp, CEO and founder w hat would happen to content providers such as News Corp. if Google went away tomorrow? Would they be better off, or would they be back where they started? In this theoretical world, it would depend on how they took advantage of the opening (one that has always existed of Publishing 2.0, believes it was always possible for newspapers with their means to be that distributor. They just never took the initiative to do it. He believes the newspaper business has basically just capitulated to Google. He says, “Forget Google! Do it yourself. for them anyway). However, the main issue is that Google is not Compete with them.” And that’s what Karp’s business is about— really the problem for content providers. The ones who see creating that alternative news aggregation engine to Google News. Google as a threat don’t understand that it is just the search But don’t think Google isn’t listening or feeling complacent. It engine that succeeded, not some evil empire bent on undermining got creative in December when it teamed up with The New York the newspaper business model. Times and The Washington Post to launch the Living Stories Rupert Murdoch, chairman and CEO of News Corp., and project in Google Labs. This project is an effort by Google to be Associated Press CEO Tom Curley are forever whining to anyone more of a partner with the publishers by supplying both an who will listen that Google is stealing their content. Murdoch interface to present complex news stories and a central place for made headlines recently when he said he would take his content readers to kee
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