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Maggs
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Icon 1 posted May 28, 2007 08:05      Profile for Maggs     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Google fights with major newspapers so it doesn't have to pay for content. With Google's market power ala Walmart, you can really bend your suppliers' arm.

What search engine do you use?

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GrumpySteen

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Google is the main search engine I use, although I use Ask and a couple of specialized ones too.

The lawsuit against Google is a bit ridiculous anyway. Google displays the first sentence (or 250 or so characters of the first sentence if it's long) of the story with a link to the site the story is on. If the story is interesting, that will drive traffic to the site, which most people recognize as a good thing. If the story isn't interesting or is so shallow that the entire content of the story is summed up in that display, the news sites need to hire better writers rather than sue Google.

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I've used Google from the beginnig but I used to search with AllTheWeb for a while.
Google is like the Big Brother I've never had [Razz]

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