Seems Ballmer isn’t just happy sitting by the sideline regarding the Bing Google race.
According to some sources of Financial Times, Microsoft is offering to pay certain web publishers to “de-index” their sites from Google.
It seems like flinging sand in the sand box, but in the long run maybe this could lead to web content suddenly having a monetary value. For this generation with the “information wants to be free” creed, web publishers aren’t making ends meet, and with paper copy sales dwindling, maybe this is a bright light in the tunnel for news papers.
Microsoft to pay sites for dropping Google