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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.