Google, the popular Internet search engine, on Monday launches a new site for searching news from 4,000 English-language sources, from The New York Times to small-town newspapers. This was also mentioned by FireRabbit in our forum.
The new service, called Google News, will be accessible through a tab on the Google start page (http://www.google.com/)and will pull real-time news from different Web sites around the world. News will be arranged under categories such as world, business, entertainment, technology and sports.
Beginning on Monday, search results from the news site will also be offered at the top of Google's general search page so that users who enter search terms on the main site will also see when that term is mentioned in the news.
Google is not employing any editors to work on the service but will arrange the abundance of news it gathers with the same basic technology it currently uses to rank search results in order of relevance.
News source: Reuters - Google to Launch News Search Site