kaled - 8:21 pm on Nov 23, 2009 (gmt 0) Does this damage the web? Does this set a precedent that others will follow? Kaled.
This could be a brilliant idea from the point of view of Microsoft and the News Media. If Microsoft pull this off, they will have a monster advantage that definitively sets them apart from Google and can be exploited in advertising.
No, not really. It just means that we'll have to use Bing to search for news-related stuff instead of Google - I'm not going to loose sleep over that.
No, not really. For everyone else, maximum exposure is everything - Microsoft can't afford to buy everyone off.
Does this damage the web?
Does this set a precedent that others will follow?