Earlier this month, folks from Google invited me along with Kara Swisher
and Audrey Cooper for a conversation about the future of news. Towards
the end of the conversation, we were asked what Google could do in order
to help the news and media industry. Obviously, we joked about buying
the New York Times
, but when asked, I pointed out that Google is good at
one thing — software — and instead of trying to do crazy things, why
not build tools that help the news ecosystem?