Google planning to close news service in Spain?

El Mundo says that the worldwide head of Google News was in Madrid recently and told senior politicians that if they went ahead with the proposed “Google Tax” he’d close the popular news service in Spain. Ironically enough, El Mundo is one of the big backers of the Google Tax…. Anyway, Congress went ahead and passed the first draft of the law today, meaning it now goes for a second vote before being enshrined in Continue reading Google planning to close news service in Spain?

Google finally replies to Spanish internet news law – we’re bigger than you are, amigo

Google has finally replied to the proposed Spanish Internet Copyright Law, that would, in theory, make Google News illegal unless they paid for every news story they used. In fact, the new law, badly thought out and pandering to elderly news editors who don’t understand the internet, won’t affect Google at all – although it will stifle Spanish innovation. In a blog post here, the head of Spanish Strategic Alliances, Luis Collado, sniffs that Google Continue reading Google finally replies to Spanish internet news law – we’re bigger than you are, amigo