The Associated Press Picks a Fight with Google, Biting the Hand that Feeds

In a move that could change the way news is disseminated and found on the Web, the Associated Press (AP) has declared that its news articles should no longer be freely indexed in search engines such as Google, Bing and Yahoo without permission. AP President Tom Curley’s statement means that even minimal use of a [...]

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Is Amazon’s Kindle Ushering in a New Era of Paid Content?

In today’s Silicon Valley Insider, Henry Blodget observes that Amazon Kindle owners don’t seem to balk at the idea of paying for content. Although his observation is merely a person anecdote, it’s worth nothing that industry analysts estimated total eBook reader sales (including Kindle, Sony eReader and others) at well over a million units in 2008, and [...]

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