walkman - 4:01 am on Apr 19, 2011 (gmt 0)
Google wants to save the newspapers is the theme of Forbes article (and buy some good press at the same time.) It's bound to fail IMO, way too many people are now online and CNN is my homepage, I don't need Google to send me there for everything. And I also know about Amazon and NYT and Drudge and MSNBC. The small techie sites will eat Google alive as they start to lose traffic, right or wrong they will not care.
Apparently Google set out to destroy sites like Huffpost but they actually increased in visitors, content quality I'm sure wasn't the factor in the increase.
Ironically, now I read so many British, European and Canadian news sites that I would have never discovered if not for certain web portals. So a boring web is not a web anymore. I suggested Google put links to top ten 10 sites on each category and save billions in search R & D