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Oracle confirms paying a blogger, Google seek guidance

Google asks for "clarification" before giving names of paid "connections"



2:22 pm on Aug 19, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Oracle has disclosed two names after it and Google were ordered to reveal finciancial ties to people who might have influenced coverage of a trial .

Google said it did not pay any "journalists, bloggers, or other commentators to write about this case".

However, the search giant added that it needed further guidance before being able to disclose others it had financial ties to.

Universities and non-profit entities
Organisations to which it belonged or to which it had made contributions
Bloggers and others who had adverts placed by its advertising program on their site, and had commented about the case
Its own employees and contractors who might have commented about the trial
Expert consultants
Witnesses identified for the trial


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