March 21, 2018
Google is looking to spend US$300 million on initiatives within news media to help negate the impact that its duopoly with Facebook has had on the industry.
December 15, 2014 3
The Economist's paid circulation is down for the first time in 15 years as subscribers don't renew once introductory offer ends. And other media tidbits of the dya.
December 12, 2014 1
Spain has introduced new copyright laws that would cost Google a mint. Instead of paying up, Google's getting out of the news business in the country. Plus other media tidbits of the day.
June 23, 2011
State of Origin fever spilled over into print this week as News Limited tabloids went to war on the judiciary appearance of star Queensland back Jonathan Thurston. Plus other media news of the day.
July 1, 2010
The founder and head engineer of Google News reveals some tricks of the trade, including how to predict what information readers want and how to go about delivering it.
June 17, 2010
Google News creator Krishna Bharat offers up his views on how journalism will change in the next five years, saying news organisations will become more specialised and so will the advertising.
June 15, 2010
When Google News launched in 2002, it declared "This page was generated entirely by computer algorithms". But now a dozen major publications are running their "Editors' Picks" on the site.
February 5, 2010
Forget aggregators and e-readers, the real digital news revolution is taking place on Facebook, which is now the fourth largest source of traffic for media. Do we now only read what our friends tell/want us to read?
January 21, 2010
New research has found more and more people just skim the aggregated headlines on sites like Google News to get their daily news fix, and never click through to the original stories.
December 11, 2009
From the Google phone to Google maps to Gmail to Google Chrome to Google News, the Big G is fast taking control of our lives -- and it's not necessarily a bad thing, says Forbes. Just lay back and let the Google Wave wash over you.
December 4, 2009
Frustrated newspaper executives need to stop blaming Google for their woes, writes the company's CEO Eric Schmidt: Google News provides their sites with billions of clicks every month -- and it wants to work with them to build bigger audiences and make more money.
December 2, 2009
Google News has announced it will allow online news sites to limit the number of articles readers can view free through Google News searches to five a day with its "First Click Free" program. Is the search giant selling out to The Man?
November 30, 2009
A Web 2.0 twist on Dr Suess's classic Christmas tale: Every Who down in Whoville liked Google a lot, But the Grinch, who lived up in a penthouse, did not...
November 16, 2009
Rupert Murdoch's recent rejection of Google may be less about news content and more about the search engine wars, suggests Michael Arrington: by de-indexing from Google, other search engines could pay him for the rights to index News Corp content.
November 10, 2009
Rupert Murdoch says he's going to remove News Corp media sites -- like The Australian and the WSJ -- from Google search results once the company's big paywall goes up. Yeah, who needs new readers anyway?
September 11, 2009
At Google News, business product manager Josh Cohen is the man who deals with angry newspaper publishers, many of whom blame the company for the current media industry slump. Will the two ever kiss and make-up? Cohen shares his thoughts.
August 5, 2009
July 20, 2009
Newspaper publishers never seem to stop whinging about Google News leeching their content, so Google has given them the simple little bit of code to opt-out of their search results. How many will follow through?