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In essence, this is what the story says: “If a growing number of Internet users are finding news stories by using news search engines [Googl…

In essence, this is what the story says: “If a growing number of Internet users are finding news stories by using news search engines [Google News, for example], then they have no way of knowing about this wonderful crop of content that’s so good that it carries a price tag.” A solution: “[N]ews search engine will begin to offer both free and paid Web news content. Most likely, the consumer will experience it as a paid subscription service — say, a Google News Premium — that gives paying users access to paid content from a list of sites offering it. The news-search engine and participating news publishers would share the revenues. (Alternatively, of course, paid-content links would rely on individual news sites’ payment mechanisms.)”

For an alternate take on the subject, read our columnist Robert Spears’ story, “Googlopoly: A Market Free-For-All“.

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