Rupert Murdoch Doesn't Recognize That There's Competition Online
from the wow dept
"We'll be very happy if they just publish our headline or a sentence or two and that's followed by a subscription form,"Ok, Rupert, how about you start? After all, we've pointed out that a ton of your own properties have news aggregators, and looking through them, not a single one appears to have subscription forms. Why not?
But, even more ridiculous, is his insistence that people will start paying:
"I think when they've got nowhere else to go they'll start paying,"Not if but when. Recent profiles of Murdoch have suggested he doesn't use the web, so perhaps he doesn't realize it, but there's always somewhere else to go, and if News Corp. is so short-sighted to lock itself away from the open web, well that just opens up a much greater opportunity for his competitors to make sure they're the place to go.