Daily Archives: May 18, 2010

John Gapper

Erich Schmidt’s remarks today at the Google Zeitgeist conference on how the company is trying to work with with news groups including Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp on new revenue models reminded me of what I find striking about Google’s attitude.

It is that, despite the endless debate about whether newspapers or other news organisations should charge for access to their content online, Google itself is agnostic. As James Fallows reported in the Atlantic the other day: