The Sun website has yet again fallen foul to a hacking attack, which may have lead to the release of thousands of users' sensitive information being released online. The attack has been attributed to a hacker known as Batteye, who…
In theory it sounds like a winner. Microsoft, in Bing News, becomes the number one place for users to search for news, while media organisations get money from Microsoft for cataloguing their stories.
However before messrs Murdoch and Bullmer get carried away there are few things worth bearing in mind
So Microsoft has approached the FT then. The interesting part is which other companies Microsoft has approached. Even if it knows the FT isn't saying.
The move comes off the back of Rupert Murdoch's plans for Google to deindex all News International's online content. The agreement with Microsoft could mean that for the first time a search engine company has paid to index news stories.
For Microsoft it could give the company a much needed unique feature for its Bing search engine in that it could become a hub for news. The key for the company though is whether other publishers will follow News International.