Newspapers representing about 90% of Brazil's circulation have barred Google (GOOG) from...


Newspapers representing about 90% of Brazil's circulation have barred Google (GOOG) from publishing their headlines after the web giant refused to pay for the content. The newspapers claim sticking with Google has cost them a drop in digital readership of about 5%. Google compares the newspapers' demands to taxing a taxi driver for taking tourists to a particular restaurant.

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  • lucnj
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    No big loss. Actually other than violence and corruption there is not much To read on brazilian newspapers. Important news are available elsewhere for free anyway.
    21 Oct 2012, 10:55 AM Reply Like
  • vallies
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    The FTC. China,now Brazil? they can't adapt so they suck off of what they can. Nothing like the governments getting in the way of something truly great I still like the prospects of IPTV. I wonder how the governments will get in the way of this. Come on Viacom stick it to us again. Of course none of this is related to each other YET. Wonder if MELI will have a slight pop on this.
    21 Oct 2012, 10:59 AM Reply Like
  • Windsun33
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    I would bet that after blocking Google it drops a lot more than 6%

     

    Didn't some Euro papers try this also a while back?
    21 Oct 2012, 11:37 AM Reply Like
  • lucnj
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    My bet is that it will drop. I lived in brazil on business assignment for a few months and their newspaper suck! The "estado de sao paulo" is a little better but not by a lot. Their content is low level, no substance and either the journalist suck or their are sensored or both. But the fact is that all you see in the newspaper is crime, policy corruption, more crime, government corruption, and more crime. Who wants to have their brains flooded with garbage. Go ahead, protect us from all their garbage. It is a service to us.
    21 Oct 2012, 12:38 PM Reply Like
  • Windsun33
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    That sounds a lot like many of the South Korean newspapers. I see that France also wants to block Google. We can be pretty well assured that whatever the French do is counterproductive, so... :)
    21 Oct 2012, 12:51 PM Reply Like
  • smarton
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    What you are saying is that crime and corruption should be done in quiet inconspicuity. Or you'd just be happy if the sports and entertainment sections were more solid and you could just skip to those?
    21 Oct 2012, 09:10 PM Reply Like
  • lucnj
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    No, i am just saying that the contents of the newspaper is really poor and when all there is to read is about crime and corruption it becomes old and not very helpful to readers. Therefore, the drop in reading may not be becaude of google posting headlines but because of the lack of iterest of readers on the newspaper in itself.
    22 Oct 2012, 09:04 AM Reply Like
  • georgest98
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    Good for them! They have realized that Google's high profit margins are borne on the backs of content created by others and not paid for by Google!

     

    The landscape of Google's profits will dwindle dramatically, and Brin et. al. will look much less like like Gods when content producers across the spectrum make this realization.
    21 Oct 2012, 02:00 PM Reply Like
  • dieuwer
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    "Google's high profit margins are borne on the backs of content created by others and not paid for by Google! "

     

    Facebook's high profit margins are also borne on the backs of content created by others. Let facebook start paying those billions of people too!
    21 Oct 2012, 03:48 PM Reply Like
  • Joe Dirnfeld
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    Facebook membership is voluntary .
    If Obama institutes a police state, it will probably expropriate all the information.
    21 Oct 2012, 04:55 PM Reply Like
  • rjj1960
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    Newspapers are for lining bird cages.
    21 Oct 2012, 04:18 PM Reply Like
  • ByloSelhi
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    Please remind me again......... what's a newspaper? I think I saw one in my grandparents attic once.
    21 Oct 2012, 04:53 PM Reply Like
  • Joe Dirnfeld
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    Google android is a stolen product. Google itself is a stolen product.
    21 Oct 2012, 04:53 PM Reply Like
  • Poor Texan
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    They didn't build that :-)
    21 Oct 2012, 07:58 PM Reply Like
  • inveSTEVEN
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    Brazilian newspapers are right. Why should they work to make google's money?
    21 Oct 2012, 08:42 PM Reply Like
  • Gustafson
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    I believe how search engines work, is that they help users find your site, so charging them money to bring people to your site is preposterous. Google's analogy, was somewhat accurate, its more like this:
    Individual hails a cab, get in and says, "where can I find a good Brazilian steak?" (Search Terms), The taxi driver replies, "well, there are 5 Brazilian steakhouses within 3 miles, named....", (search results). The patron, (rider in the taxi) replies, "take me to the Brazilian Cowboy Steakhouse", for no other reason than he likes the name. The taxi driver brings him there.....and then has to pay the restaurant $5 for delivering the customer, thereby destroying any profit he might have made in terms of the fare. You see, google delivers people to your sight. They had to develop an algorithm to deliver the best results from your keywords. They have thousands of servers around the world that cost money to maintain and keep up with the latest technology updates. They need to make money. They make money hand over fist, because they are the best and have found intelligent ways to monetize their technology. I know from first hand experience. Their web results are the best. If you demand them to pay you for the "privilidge" you are either communist or haven't taken Economics 101....or perhaps you are just from Micrsoft and very frustrated that no one likes Bing....even though the new background photo you put up everyday is so cool....but then why does everyone navigate to google to do their searches after looking at the photo of the day?....that's what I do!
    23 Oct 2012, 06:42 PM Reply Like
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