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Google is endlessly fascinating for us, and Henry Blodget continues the speculation with talking points for a debate about whether Google will become "King of all Media." He makes the (accurate) observation that Google may conquer distribution, but it does not create content, so it doesn't threaten traditional media…

Google is endlessly fascinating for us, and Henry Blodget continues the speculation with talking points for a debate about whether Google will become “King of all Media.” He makes the (accurate) observation that Google may conquer distribution, but it does not create content, so it doesn’t threaten traditional media companies. Yes, save this one fact: Traditional media companies either owned distrubtion, or depended on it for the bulk of their revenues (ie advertising in scarce distribution markets). But the debate continues…

Author: John Battelle

A founder of NewCo (current CEO), sovrn (Chair), Federated Media, Web 2 Summit, The Industry Standard, Wired. Author, investor, board member (Acxiom, Sovrn, NewCo), bike rider, yoga practitioner.

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