Has anyone you know ever used Bing?
Microsoft has been in early discussions with the News Corporation, the media conglomerate controlled by Rupert Murdoch, about a pact to pay the News Corporation to remove links to its news content from Google’s search engine and display them exclusively on Bing, from Microsoft, according to a person briefed on the matter who spoke anonymously because of the confidential negotiations.[….]
Microsoft could actually secure a public relations victory by coming to the rescue of battered media companies, Mr. Barnicle said. “The ability to have some sort of objective news media is pretty important,” he said. “Maybe Microsoft is in a position to fund that.”
Objective news media. Heh indeedy.
I wonder if Microsoft talked to the Moonies too.
Update. I guess what I most of all don’t get is that Murdoch Media is aimed at the Flomax/Matlock crowd (I don’t mean all older people here — you know what I mean). They’re probably all still using AOL keyword searches anyway. Right?