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Google CEO Takes To WSJ To Defend Google News

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What do you to when one of media’s most recognizable executives — News Corporation CEO Rupert Murdochaccuses your company of stealing its content? You take to one of his prized media properties and write an op-ed on the subject.

This is what Google CEO Eric Schmidt did in a piece, “How Google Can Help Newspapers” which appeared in The Wall Street Journal yesterday. Schmidt makes a number of points, and counters Murdoch directly:

But as Rupert Murdoch has said, it is complacency caused by past monopolies, not technology, that has been the real threat to the news industry.

We know that Google’s founders disdain of marketing and PR, however the company does have more than 130 people in its communications department and finds itself on the defensive perhaps more than ever.

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