Google: Paid-for News Online is a Credible Business Model
Nikesh Arora, VP of Google UK, uttered those words at the World Association of Newspapers in Gothenburg, Sweden, the other day. He also noted that many businesses have just moved their offline ideas online. Google won’t be challenging the content creators though:
“We see ourselves as part of an ecosystem. We see ourselves as ensuring people’s access to information and content. We are not in the business of creating content,” he said.
More in the wrap-up at Journalism.co.uk.
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