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Will Microsoft Deal Help Newspapers?

One rumor: Microsoft Corp. wants to undercut Google so badly in Internet search that it might pay newspapers to withhold their content from Google. However, there are conflicting reports on its veracity.

Those familiar with Microsoft's discussions with Google say Microsoft is unlikely to fund a Google boycott. That contradicts other unnamed people who told the Financial Times and other newspapers that News Corp. is discussing a plan that would block Google from indexing its content in return for an unspecified payment from Microsoft.

The question is: How does Microsoft's Bing let users know it has material previously found on Google?

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