posted on Nov, 24 2009 @ 12:13 AM
But don't blame the "liberal bias." NewsCorp is in negotiations with Microsoft to sign an exclusive deal for the Bing search engine. Their web
content would no longer show up in Google searches (or any other non-Bing searches, presumably).
This would effectively remove direct links to Fox News, the Wall Street Journal, and other NewsCorp sites from Google. And they think that this would
be a good thing? Talk about cutting off your nose to spite your face...
The Financial Times reports that Microsoft is in discussions to pay Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, owner of newspapers ranging from the Wall
Street Journal of the US to The Sun of the UK, to 'de-index' its news websites from Google
Uh huh...brilliant. Remove your content from the world's dominant search engine, and watch as page hits fall and you're replaced by rense.com and
the Huffington Post. That'll stick it to the bloggers and drive users to Bing! [/sarcasm]
I thought that Steve Ballmer and Rupert Murdoch were smarter than this.