A Spanish court’s decision around Google News suggests that the barter arrangement with Google and other general search engines — in which they pay nothing to license our content — may have a more viable financial future.
As Google adds real-time Web features to its search over the next few days, it may be the last nail in the coffin for publisher-centric commodity information.
Google seems to be playing nice with news operations. But are they really? And are the news organizations as open to change as they should be?
Untangling the functions of curators and docents raises an interesting set of questions for STM publishers — about ownership, value, and the future.