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Google has announced the launch of News Showcase in India. By partnering with over 30 Indian publishers, the company hopes to increase audience reach with adequate financial compensation.
Google News Showcase is rolling out in the UK and Argentina, offering license fees to local, national, and independent publishers who curate their articles and give access to their paywalled content.
Google will now pay regional and independent publishers in Australia for curating their content as part of the News Showcase program and for giving access to their articles behind a paywall.
The UK government has created a new unit within the Competition and Markets Authority which will regulate big tech firms. The government said that the body will boost innovation and consumer choice.
Google Search is adding a new feature that displays an additional, related story underneath a primary article featured in the top stories carousel. The secondary story also comes from the same source.
Google is rolling a new experimental feature for its News app that highlights local COVID-19 news. This new feature is available in more than 21 areas in the U.S., with plans for future expansion.
Google will begin paying publishers for their content through a new licensing program set for rollout later this year, with local publishers in Germany, Australia, and Brazil already onboard.
With this program, the local newsrooms will be provided emergency funding to help cover the downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. A donation of $1 million was also announced for two organizations.
Google News app for Android and iOS received a new update today that allows you to view news stories in two language options of your choice in just a single feed. It supports 41 language variants.
A review into the news landscape in the UK has provided its findings to the public. It suggests several points to strengthen local new publishers and also recommends a new regulator be set up.
Google is considering ending its news service in Europe in response to the controversial European Union's Copyright Directive. The law would require platforms to pay publishers for use of excerpts.
Google today announced a revamp of Google Feed, renaming it to Discover. The update brings with it a new UI for cards, multi-language support, and availability on mobile web on all browsers.
Microsoft has announced Bing Spotlight, a new experience coming to Bing.com in the US. The feature gathers data using deep learning to collate stories and headlines from various high-quality sources.
Google has announced that it will deliver good news via Google Assistant. If you're in the U.S. you can ask Assistant to "tell me something good" and you'll get a summary of the day's good news.
Google announced today that the Google News app can now serve news articles and relevant videos to Google Assistant-enabled devices. Functionality is currently limited to devices in the U.S.
Google is bringing a raft of changes to some of its services to better cover the World Cup which kicks off next Thursday in Russia. The biggest changes are coming to Google Search and Google News.
Google News is now its own entity, bolstered by AI and machine learning. It replaces Google News & Weather and Google Play Newsstand, while adopting features from both of these platforms.
Google reportedly will revamp its Google News app, including elements from the Newsstand app and more video from the news section of Youtube. The announcement is expected to be made at Google I/O.
Google News will alter its algorithms in order to de-rank RT and Sputnik, according to Eric Schmidt. The company will not completely block the news sources but the move will limit traffic.
Google is in the process of rolling out its Material Design to Google News. The new UI makes the website more readable by reducing the amount of clutter on the site using the card format.
Google has expanded its Fact Check tool to its search feature, while also rolling it out worldwide. It will now tell users if certain news on a search result is likely to be true or not.
With Google News now shut down in Spain, publishers in the country are experiencing a sharp decline in their sites' external traffic. However, the internal traffic has surprisingly increased.
Following the approval of amendments in the tax laws in Spain, Google announced that Google News would be shut down in the country as well. But now, the publishers are asking Google News to return.