Anthony Moor

Exploring Media in Transformation | Transforming in Media Exploration

/ˌtrænsfərˈmeɪʃən/ n. 1: a process of change from one form to another.

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."