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News Corp Rivals Threaten to De-list from Google

Bloomberg reports that publishers of the Denver Post and the Dallas Morning News may pull some of their stories from Google's news site. Bloomberg cites MediaNews Group CEO Dean Singleton who says the company plans to pull Denver Post content from Google News once they start charging Pennsylvanian and Californian readers for content next year.

“The things that go behind pay walls, we will not let Google search to, but the things that are outside the pay wall we probably will, because we want the traffic,” Singleton said.

James Moroney, Executive VP of A.H. Belo, the company that owns the Dallas Morning News, says his company may also block Google if they introduce subscription fees.

The news follows reports that Microsoft could be offering publishers money to de-list from Google or enter into an exclusive contract with the Redmond-based company that owns Bing.com.

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