All 154 members of the Association of Newspapers in Brazil (ANJ), comprising 90 percent of the country’s newspaper circulation, recently opted out of Google News, claiming the search firm should pay them to re-run their headlines and excerpts. (via Google News faces mass newspaper boycott in Brazil — paidContent)
Gerd adds: this seems like pure desperation - they’d be better off to spend their time on developing new business models for a SoLoMo world — and this is happening regardless of what Google will or will not do.
When Google released its new Copyright Transparency Report on takedown requests of its Search results, we got new insights into the massive number of complaints the search giant receives. We also saw that there are many requests that don’t seem to meet the standard of a “good faith belief” of infringement. Google said in the report that it refuses to comply with requests that are obviously inaccurate or intentionally abusive, which accounts for about 3% of the total. While Google deserves to be commended for that example of good citizenship, they can’t catch everything.
Fluid transaction models - Gerd Leonhard’s future of business keynote explores new paradigms. In today’s digitally dominated markets, the movement and sharing of information is fluid for consumers; it is defined as organic, harmonious, smooth, easy, wanted and social—which is why companies like Facebook, Amazon and Google will continue to dominate. This fluidity is making it easier for people to connect and share the information they want. Friction, as a business model which is characterized by tedious transactions, rules and regulations, is dead.
- Fluid Transaction Models - Gerd Leonhard’s Future of Business Keynote Explores New Paradigms (TrendHunter.com) (trendhunter.com)
- Watch this: Keynote Speaker and Futurist Gerd Leonhard on Shaping the Networked Society - a quick overview (futuristgerd.com)