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Two more publishers say they may yank stories off Google's (GOOG) search engine and hand them...

Two more publishers say they may yank stories off Google's (GOOG) search engine and hand them exclusively to Microsoft's (MSFT) Bing, following Rupert Murdoch's (NWS) lead. MediaNews Group Inc., publisher of the Denver Post, plans to block Google when it starts charging readers for online content next year. And Morning News owner A.H. Belo (AHC) says it may start charging online subscription fees and block Google.
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  • Tack
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    Sort of reminds me of that old cartoon with the guy pointing a revolver at his own head and saying, "don't come any closer, or I'll shoot."
    25 Nov 2009, 08:14 AM Reply Like
  • Shaftsinker
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    Murdoch is a visionary... hopefully this can save the newspaper industry. I fear the day where we'll be checking soldiers' twitter updates to see what's going on in Afghanistan because no news organization can afford to send a correspondant.
    25 Nov 2009, 08:26 AM Reply Like
  • battman
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    The internet needs a business model that works, and FREE is not a business model that works. Murdoch is taking the necessary steps in a direction. Only time will tell if it's the right direction.
    25 Nov 2009, 08:27 AM Reply Like
  • elliotz
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    No matter what people might think of him personaly, Murdoch is a top notch buisiness man and visionary. Murdoch can charge for his content because his content is that good and people will pay. I dont know if that model will work for alot of the other news websites and papers. This is a small step for bing in its attempt to take market share from google but i do not think it is significant in the longer term.
    25 Nov 2009, 09:35 AM Reply Like
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