Newspapers and Google Grants

March 4, 2016

I read “Google Continuing Effort to Win Allies Amid Europe Antitrust Tax Probes.” (You may have to pay to view this article and its companion “European newspapers Get Google Grants.” Hey, Mr. Murdoch has bills to pay.)

As you may know, Google has had an on again off again relationship with “real” publishers. Also, Alphabet Google finds itself snared in some income tax matters.

The write up points out:

Alphabet Inc.’s Google … awarded a set of grants to European newspapers and offered to help protect them from cyber attacks, continuing an effort to win allies while it faces both antitrust and tax probes.

I find this interesting. Has Alphabet Google “trumped” some of its early activities. I like that protection against cyber attacks too. Does that mean that Alphabet Google does not protect other folks against cyber attacks?

Stephen E Arnold, March 4, 2016


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