Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Google is the new Microsoft

It seems that since Microsoft has been taken down a notch, the vultures need new targets to pursue. Wired reports that as far as the (dis)Associated Press is concerned, that target would likely be Google.

It seems that the concept of fair use is going to be under increasing attack as the traditional media's revenue slips and then slips some more. The sad part is that they never seem to figure out why the revenue is slipping in the first place. Pulling up the Google News page, I see no advertising or other obvious way that Google is making any money off of the content. Instead, they are actually driving content to those sites, most of whom do make money off of advertising. (I do understand that this serves to enhance the Google brand, but good grief, how far must we stretch?)

Another theing that will be interesting to watch.

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