The Future of Print

Eric Schmidt wishes Google could save newspapers

Posted in Doom by futureofprint on January 7, 2009

Interesting quotes from Schmidt:

I think the solution is tighter integration. The term I’ve been using is “merge without merging.” The web allows you to do that, where you can get the web systems of both organizations fairly well integrated, and you don’t have to do it on an exclusive basis.

We have a mechanism that enhances online subscriptions, but part of the reason it doesn’t take off is that in the culture of the Internet, information wants to be free. We’ve tried to get newspapers to integrate their products more tightly with ours. We’d like to help them better monetize their customer base. We have tools that make that easier. I wish I had a brilliant idea, but I don’t.

via Eric Schmidt wishes Google could save newspapers – Jan. 7, 2009.

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