According to a column in the December 7 issue of Business Week’s Executive Summary, Murdoch’s News Corp has held early stage talks with Microsoft to forge a deal that would strip Wall Street Journal Content from Google’s search engine. Microsoft would pay since it would get a bump from traffic to Bing.
The Wall Street Journal’s site is getting 26% of its readers sent from Google.
When is the last time censorship or restriction of content has actually been successful and helped anyone, anywhere?
If they actually succeed in this deal, closing off content from Google, it’s another big step in the decline of the Wall Street Journal.
Murdoch must have a death wish.