Thursday, June 17, 2010

FT.com / Technology - Google shadow over new media groups

FT.com / Technology - Google shadow over new media groups: Fixing a hole?...
"However, Google obtained a patent this year for a system that would help it identify “inadequate content” on the internet, based on comparisons of what people search for and what they find, executives who have reviewed the filing, said.

The filing said data from the Google system could be sold to online publishers or given away for free, which could complicate the plans of companies such as Demand Media, Associated Content and AOL that are developing systems to generate ideas for internet content using software algorithms."
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