French papers lambaste Google
Americans often feel a bit put off when they head to France. To put it frankly, the Gauls can seem a bit rude. I don't share that viewpoint, but maybe that's because I spent a year there in high school and I speak French quite well.
So I wonder if Google News' Josh Cohen was ready for the pasting his company took at the hands of French publishers. My colleague, Eric Scherer of AFP, has the blow-by-blow. Typical of the complaints:
"...your business model has become predatory. The pricing model (of online advertising) is currently threatening the entire industry."