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Worth reading: Murdoch says no content to Google, VoIP still not available on 3G iPhone

News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch tells Austria's Sky News that he plans to withhold content from Google searches.

He cited the Wall Street Journal as an example of a source where only the first paragraph comes up on search engines and is free. Anything after that is subscription-based. He is planning to make newspapers like The Times and Sunday Times chargeable online, he said in a video.

Check out this interview with Sky (which News Corp. owns, by the way):

Gigaom's Om Malik questions why Internet voice applications for the iPhone still aren't running on AT&T's 3G network. This is despite an announcement by AT&T on Oct. 6 that it would carry VoIP applications for the iPhone. Here's what I got when I tried to make a call this morning on my Skype iPhone application: "You need WiFi to call over Skype. Skype calls over 3G networks are currently not allowed due to contractual restrictions."

And more on Web video. My colleague Mike Musgrove writes about cutting the cable cord (which people aren't really doing).

By Cecilia Kang  |  November 9, 2009; 10:35 AM ET
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That would be great! Google News is so cluttered with the distortions and biased headlines from the News Corp (and Moonie Press) publications, it would be a relief to not be bothered with them.

Then the only fruitcakes that would ever see their extreme anti-government ideological rants would be the rightwing lunatic fringe that would be willing to pay. Excellent! They've been freeloading off the Government-provided World Wide Web for too long!

Posted by: thebobbob | November 9, 2009 1:06 PM | Report abuse

It will be interesting to see what happens with Google and content providers. Google's has helped build its online dominance in part on others content. Will be interesting to see how other content providers react to this news.

Posted by: techleadership | November 10, 2009 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Murdoch has missed the entire point. I would never read any of his publications (and so many others) if they weren't listed via aggregation. I wouldn't follow links to Foxnews or NY Post, or Wall St. Journal, or read their articles, or most importantly for Murdoch's purposes, READ THE ADS IN HIS PAPERS.


Posted by: blithe | November 12, 2009 9:30 PM | Report abuse

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