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📱 | Commentary: Google is either devil or savior, d…


Photo Google CEO Sundar Pichai testifies before the House Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill Dec. 11, 2018 in Washington, DC – Olivier Douliery / Abaca Press / TNS

Commentary: Google is either devil or savior, d…

It makes for some head-snapping contrasts when people in the same industry call Google the devil while others say the giant internet platform is a savior of sorts.Long viewed by newsrooms as a serial plagiarist that scrapes news websites for stories to serve up to Google Search users, Google is changing its profile in the news business. Beginning in March 2018, it embarked on a program of teaching newspapers how to attract the paid subscribers newspapers need as a partial substitute for lost ad revenues. Google, which reported 2018 revenue of $ 136.36 billion, says it will spend about a quarter… → Continue reading

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