Google ends boycott of Cnet news service

Google Inc.’s wrath is short lived, it turns out. The Mountain View search engine has ended a one-year boycott of reporters from Cnet Network’s online technology news service 10 months early. Eric Schmidt, Google’s chief executive, granted an interview with a Cnet reporter for an article published Monday night. “I’m not surprised at all that Google changed its mind,” said Mark Glaser, a columnist for the Online Journalism Review, an online newsletter by the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communications. “This whole thing was a big mistake on Google’s part.”
The blackballing started after Cnet of San Francisco ran a story in July about potential privacy concerns over Google. As part of the story, included personal details about Schmidt such as his net worth, political contributions and home town that were found by using his company’s search engine. To read more click here.