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Self Destructive Newspapers

In Belgium, Google is prohibited from even linking to newspaper content. See this story in the International Herald Tribune.

It’s beyond idiotic for the newspapers to do this. Google is sending them customers.

No wonder the newspaper business is going in the tank. It has leaders who can’t understand fundamental reality.

3 Comments on “Self Destructive Newspapers”

  1. #1 » Diques al mar
    on Sep 24th, 2006 at 9:40 am

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  2. #2 Web 2.0 Newspapers
    on Sep 25th, 2006 at 10:16 am

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    on Sep 26th, 2006 at 8:25 am

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