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[News] [Rival] Microsoft Colludes Like a Gangster with Murdoch, Against Google

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Microsoft Colludes Like a Gangster with Murdoch, Against Google
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2009 02:09:33 +0000
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Murdoch-Microsoft deal in the works

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| But there's one gamble which does make some 
| twisted sense: that Microsoft is an 
| irrational consumer. It's easy to believe 
| that it may spew senseless riches into 
| publishers' pockets, radically distorting 
| the news market, just to spite Google. In 
| this case, Murdoch could be wringing cash 
| out of a market he knows is doomed to 
| implosion or assimilation. And he doesn't 
| even have to be an evil genius, either: he 
| just has to be smarter than Steve Ballmer.


Microsoft and News Corp eye web pact

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| Microsoft has had discussions with News 
| Corp over a plan that would involve the 
| media companyâs being paid to âde-indexâ 
| its news websites from Google, setting the 
| scene for a search engine battle that could 
| offer a ray of light to the newspaper 
| industry.


Good fit. Two criminals (see below) joining forces.


Murdoch papers paid Â1m to gag phone-hacking victims

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| Rupert Murdoch's News Group NewsÂpapers has paid out more than Â1m to settle
| legal cases that threatened to reveal evidence of his journalists' repeated
| involvement in the use of criminal methods to get stories.


Times Online denies knowledge of link spam campaign

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| Piotr Wyspianski, a manager at Sitelynx, was revealed on the Waxy.org blog to
| have waged a one-man campaign to game web aggregation communities such as
| Digg, Metafilter and StumbleUpon with over a thousand links to Times Online
| stories. Before working for Sitelynx, he had form for a similar astroturfing
| effort for his own online jewellery store.
| Predictably, the Waxy.org story has hit the front page of Digg and some
| Diggers have piled in to condemn Times Online, blaming a conspiracy by the
| original Digger himself. "I haven't respected The Times since Murdoch bought
| it, since that effectively means I can no longer trust its content. Fuck you
| old man!" wrote one.


Hacker testifies News Corp unit hired him

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| The trial could result in hundreds of millions of dollars in damage awards.
| NDS, which provides security technology to a global satellite network that
| includes satellite TV service DirecTV, denies the claims, saying it was only
| engaged in reverse engineering -- looking at a technology product to
| determine how it works, a standard in the electronics industry.  

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