News Corp. Papers Soften On Search Engines

In a major about-face for Rupert Murdoch and his media empire, News International’s The Times will now let search engines index article summaries. That wasn’t the case back in May 2010 when News Corp.’s The Times vowed to block search engines from indexing its stories -- “believing,” as paidContent explains, “it must remove all possibility of free access as it introduced digital payments.” That said, “Don’t bet on the ‘wall’ coming down entirely,” paidContent adds. “This is a try-before-you-buy offer.”

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