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Google’s Chief Is Googled, to the Company’s Displeasure – New York Times

After the article appeared, David Krane, Google’s director of public relations, called CNET editors to complain, said Jai Singh, the editor in chief of CNETNews.com. “They were unhappy about the fact we used Schmidt’s private information in our story,” Mr. Singh said. “Our view is what we published was all public information, and we actually used their own product to find it.”

He said Mr. Krane called back to say that Google would not speak to any reporter from CNET for a year.

Mr. Singh, who has worked in technology news for more than two decades, said he could not recall a similar situation. “Sometimes a company is ticked off and won’t talk to a reporter for a bit,” he said, “but I’ve never seen a company not talk to a whole news organization.”

Oh dear. Not the response of a grown up company.

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  • http://moolies.zoonies.com cait

    That is extraordinary.

    I’m not surprised that CNet were a bit stumped. That’s the most pathetic nonsense I’ve read for a long time.

    The fact that the guy helms the very search company that has opened up all this public information is *incredible*.