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24 July 2017 10:45 (South Africa)

Murdoch still really, really hates Google

  • Branko Brkic
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    Branko Brkic

    Brkic is the founder and editor of The Daily Maverick.

    He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife. He has also published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian. Though he has never pretended to be a reporter, his wide knowledge of politics (especially in America), combined with his experiences in a disintegrating Yugoslavia, gives him an unusual outlook on events in South Africa.

    Despite the vowel-poor surname, he tells anyone who asks that he hails from Hyde Park, Johannesburg, having spent most of his adult life in South Africa.

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So much so, that against any logic, he declared in a Sky News Australia interview that he will do his best to ban Google from using news generated by his News Corp-owned companies, as well as to remove the stories from Google News and other search indexes. He also believes that headlines and paragraphs of the original content should not be searchable. That all comes on top of his decision to start charging for online content sometime soon. Bold statements as they are, it is difficult to see Google losing much, even if Murdoch is successful in his threat. Read more: BBC News

  • Branko Brkic
    branko3048 a ray
    Branko Brkic

    Brkic is the founder and editor of The Daily Maverick.

    He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife. He has also published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian. Though he has never pretended to be a reporter, his wide knowledge of politics (especially in America), combined with his experiences in a disintegrating Yugoslavia, gives him an unusual outlook on events in South Africa.

    Despite the vowel-poor surname, he tells anyone who asks that he hails from Hyde Park, Johannesburg, having spent most of his adult life in South Africa.

    Recent columns:

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