Topic archives: Google News

Google to give money to small news outlets through ‘news initiative’

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.

Media briefs: Hearst splashes out … Spanish publishes panic … Economist struggles …

Media briefs: Hearst splashes out … Spanish publishes panic … Economist struggles …

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.

Media briefs: hasta la vista … Ten plugs leaks … Maj’s magic mushrooms …

Media briefs: hasta la vista … Ten plugs leaks … Maj’s magic mushrooms …

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.

Origin’s paper war … Oz HuffPo …

Origin’s paper war … Oz HuffPo …

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.

Google News: we get inside your head

Google News: we get inside your head

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.

How Google sees the future of news

How Google sees the future of news

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.

Google News as chosen by humans

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.

Facebook: the world’s newspaper

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?

News aggregators really <em>are</em> killing newspapers

News aggregators really are killing newspapers

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.

When Google runs your life…

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.

Google: How we can save newspapers

Google: How we can save newspapers

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.

Google limits access to free news

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?

How the Grinch stole Google News

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...

How Murdoch can really hurt Google

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.

Murdoch gives Google the finger

Murdoch gives Google the finger

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?

Can newspapers and aggregators ever be friends?

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.

Google News quadruples its archives

Google News quadruples its archives

August 5, 2009

Good news for news junkies andhistory buffs: Google News has quadrupled its archive of searchable, scanned newspaper articles. Here is a SMH from 1945, and here is a paper from 1753.

Google call newspapers’ bluff: here’s how to opt-out of Google News

Google call newspapers’ bluff: here’s how to opt-out of Google News

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?