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Over the past several months, we’ve seen billionaire tech-company founders invest substantial sums of money in journalism: first Amazon (s amzn) CEO Jeff Bezos acquired the Washington Post for $250 million, then eBay (s ebay) founder Pierre Omidyar promised to spend a similar amount on a brand-new media entity called First Look Media. According to a couple of the business writers at Breaking Views, however, the ones who should really be investing in journalism are Google (s goog) co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

Why? Because the Google guys have apparently sucked the lifeblood out of the media business by siphoning off billions in advertising revenue over the past decade or so. As the authors of the post put it:

“Few have made their money at the expense of the old-school pillars of the fourth estate quite as obviously as the Google guys… if any tech moguls have reason to…

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