Meet the aggregators

Angus Bankes CTO of Moreover Technologies, introduces himself. He was one of the founders and the company is now owned by Verisign. He says – the web’s largest ping server – shouldn’t just be for blogs – all content should ping it so that they get “great distribution”.

Joshua Cohen, business product manager, Google News argues that the internet is not a zero sum game. “We are a technology company which is in the search and advertising business. Our focus in Google News is on the news enthusiast” he says. Google News’ aim is to provide many different perspectives on a story. Simon Waldman asks what has changed with the decision to host AP stories directly. “It was driven by the desire to show as many perspectives as possible” – but without showing duplicates, which is the case when many papers take the same newswire stories.

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