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  • Google News Gets An Update. Still Sucks.

    Google News Gets An Update. Still Sucks.

    I'm sorry, but for as good as Google is at organizing the world's data, Google News absolutely sucks. Now, to be fair, I'm going to focus on Google News from a tech news perspective, because that's what I follow. Maybe it's better in other areas, but I doubt it's much better. I bring this up because a new update to the service today promised "More ways to see the story." Okay, that's true, as long… Read More

  • Arianna Huffington Says Online Journalists May Have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

    Arianna Huffington Says Online Journalists May Have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

    Arianna Huffington testified today before the Senate Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet in a hearing on the "Future of Journalism." The Senate was contemplating the future of news, particularly newspapers, and will consider what (if any) action Congress needs to take to save the industry. Those who testified include Marissa Mayer, Vice President of Search Products and User… Read More

  • Google News Timeline Offers A New Way To Search The Past

    Google News Timeline Offers A New Way To Search The Past

    Timelines are becoming an increasingly popular user interface. Today, Google Labs launched a new product called Google News Timeline, which lays out the top stories from Google News in columns for each day. You can scroll down to see more stories or, of course, can search for specific topics or keywords. (It also launched similar image search) The timeline view gives you a snapshot of the major… Read More

  • Google's Top Ten Products (More Or Less)

    Google's Top Ten Products (More Or Less)

    Can you name Google's top ten products? If you look at how Quantcast ranks Google's subdomains, you can get a sense of which Google products are the most popular, since they each have their own subdomain. Google's main search engine tops the list with an estimated 136.6 million unique visitors in the U.S. Then comes Google Maps (36 million), Image Search (31.7 million), and Gmail (10.5 million). Read More

  • Google Made Opera Mobile’s Default Search Engine

    Google Made Opera Mobile’s Default Search Engine

    Opera announced today that Google will become the default search engine in Opera’s mobile Web browsers on March 1 of this year. Anyone using Opera Mobile or Opera Mini can access Google directly from the browser start page. Opera Mini targets mobile phones that posses limited browsing capabilities. Opera customers tend to use the mobile Web more frequently and actively than consumers with… Read More

  • Google to be Integrated on Nokia Handsets

    Google to be Integrated on Nokia Handsets

    The world’s largest handset maker, Nokia, announced today that it will integrate the Google search engine with the Nokia Search application. This plan was released at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Google search will be available in more than 100 countries on a variety of handsets. The first Nokia products to be loaded with Google will be the Nokia N96, N78, 6210 Navigator… Read More

  • Look Out Topix – Google Launches Localized News Service

    Look Out Topix – Google Launches Localized News Service

    Topix has made a name by aggregating tens of thousands of local news sources and aggregating them online (they also like citizen journalists). It was only a matter of time before Google expanded their news product to compete more directly with Topix. That time has come – today Google added an option for customized local news to its Google News service. The localization option is now… Read More

  • Google Adds Adsense to Mobile

    Google Adds Adsense to Mobile

    It is everywhere… advertising, and escaping ads and marketing campaigns might just get a little harder. But this isn’t necessarily a bad thing either. Because, while Google may not have invented online advertising, its efforts certainly brought ads to sites that wouldn’t have otherwise been able to sell any sort of banner ads or generate other forms of revenue. Now the mobile Web may… Read More

  • Google Archives 200 Years of News

    Google News has broken free from its temporal chains; no longer content to display search results from a measly month of prior news, the service has signed with a number of partners to offer news search extending back into early last century. According to PaidContent’s summary of the NYT coverage, sources include the Wall Street Journal, New York Times (to 1981), Washington Post, Time (full… Read More