Re: Google CEO says paid online content won’t work for general news


I actually disagree. The free news maybe abundant but most intelligent people trust specific sources for different types of information. They would want to read what a specific source has to say. As far as paying, the news group have to bundle together and they will win. A bunch of very popular and less popular sources available for one fee to access will attract the public. The advertisers will show interest in such combinations because of the shared interests to target. All of these vehicles need work but the general idea of charging for the news is very basic and works depending on what is available and what we want.


from Editors Weblog by Emma Heald

According to Google CEO Eric Schmidt, publishers of general news will find it hard to charge for their online content given the abundance of free news available, reported Reuters.

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