Google to limit free access to some news content

Google Inc. is allowing publishers of paid content to limit the number of free news articles accessed by people using its internet search engine.

The concession follows mounting criticism of Google’s practices from media publishers — most notably News Corp. chairman and chief executive Rupert Murdoch — that argue the company is profiting from online news pages.

In an official blog posted late Tuesday, Josh Cohen, Google’s senior business product manager, said the company had updated its so-called First Click Free program so publishers can limit users to viewing no more than five articles a day without registering or subscribing.

More: > 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *