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News Corp. Ready To Un-Google?

google-logo.gifNews Corp may remove its sites from Google’s index within months.

Jon Miller, News Corp.’s chief digital officer, said that the company “could survive both economically and audience-wise without the search giant driving traffic to its sites.”

“The traffic which comes in from Google brings a consumer who more often than not read one article and then leaves the site. That is the least valuable of traffic to us… the economic impact [of not having content indexed by Google] is not as great as you might think. You can survive without it.”

Just yesterday, News Corp. president and COO Chase Carey said that the “leaky wall” strategy currently in place at the Wall Street Journal was inconsistent. Currently, non-WSJ subscribers can access articles behind the pay wall by searching Google for the headline.

“We don’t want people going though a backdoor, or other channels,” to access the Journal, said Carey.

(h/t SAI)

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Former AOL CEO Finds New Job With News Corp.

jonathan_miller_aol.jpgThe former head of AOL, Jon Miller, is joining News Corp in the new role of CEO, Digital Media reports BoomTown. In this capacity, Miller will oversee the global internet and mobile businesses as well as developing new digital strategies across all News Corp. sites.

Since 2006, Miller has been working with the venture capital firm Velocity, which he founded. This new role is an interesting turn as Miller is just emerging from his non-compete contract with Time Warner, which he has been under since he left the role of AOL CEO three years ago. Previously Miller was barred from taking a seat on Yahoo‘s board of directors by this same contract. Even now Miller can not officially take this new position heading News Corp’s digital media group as his contract is still binding for another three days. News Corp expects to officially announce Miller’s appointment on Tuesday or Wednesday. This is not the only battle Miller will have to face when it comes to News Corp. More on this after the jump.

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