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Re: No News Is Google Spain News
Posted by: Richard Adhikari 2014-12-11 15:36:07
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Google on Thursday said it will close Google News in Spain, as of Dec. 16. That's in reaction to a new law that will take effect in Spain in January. The law requires all Spanish publications to charge content aggregators for publishing any part of their content. Spain's new law is "a perverse policy, because it takes away the option from publishers as to whether to charge for aggregating their content," said Ronald Gruia, director of emerging telecoms at Frost & Sullivan.


Re: No News Is Google Spain News
Posted by: DaveHowe 2014-12-11 15:43:14 In reply to: Richard Adhikari
That's ideal then.

Now that Google is no longer competition, all the Spanish Government needs to do is:

* buy a large server farm,
* provision it with a great deal of bandwidth,
* hire programmers to write a news aggregation service,
* scan news sites all over the world,
* identify which of those sites are Spanish,
* allow the public to search the service for news,
* Pay the Spanish sites (identified above) for the privilege

They can have an almost absolute monopoly - so it couldn't have worked out better for them...
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