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Google And Publishers Are Getting Along…In Belgium

Google has reached an agreement with news publishers in Belgium after six years of litigation. Publishers sued Google claiming they violated their copyright by displaying snippets in Google News and linking to cached copies of their pages in Google search. This, as you may know, is a pretty standard fight for Google from country to country, as publishers seek more …

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Google Currents Changes News Scanning Experience

It was just over a year ago when Google launched its news reader app Currents for Android and iOS. It went international earlier this year, but we don’t see product announcements about it very often. Today, however, Google announced some new features, including the ability to scan through categories, editions and breaking news. “Today, we’re revamping Currents to make it …

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Google News Gets Some Tablet-Friendly Tweaks

Google announced some improvements to Google News for tablets today. Users will start being able to swipe horizontally between sections, and tap “Explore in depth” to see multiple articles and other info related to a story. There is also more room between articles. “There’s something special about reading news on your tablet,” says Google News senior product manager Mayuresh Saoji. …

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Delicious Has A New iPhone App

Delicious announced that it has a new iPhone app available in the App Store. A little over a month ago, the site got a new design (again). It’s still in demo mode, but it is the basis for the new app, so perhaps they can get some users used to it on the app before changing it up for all …

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Twitter Adds Trends For 100 More Cities

Twitter announced today that it has added Trends for 100 more cities around the world. Among them are Istanbul, Frankfurt, Guadalajara and Incheon. That puts the total number of locations at over 200. You can see the Trends for all the different locations by simply clicking “Change” in the Trends section. “People around the world turn to Twitter to talk …

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About 60% of Hurricane Sandy Tweets Were “Informative”

Although we’ve seen that social media users can easily fall victim to hoax photos and hoax news stories, I’m pretty sure that we can all agree that Twitter is an important firehose for real-time information during times of crisis. Whether is was national organizations posting information about the storm, or users uploading their own photos of the storm’s progression and …

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Does Google Even Need Newspaper Publishers?

In case you haven’t been following, Google has been battling traditional media publishers in a number of countries for years. Publishers want Google to pay to license their content so they can point to it in search results. In Brazil, 90% of the country’s newspaper circulation pulled out of Google News entirely. In France, Google faces a potential law which …

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Google vs. Publishers: Who’s Right?

The story is old, but it is ongoing. It’s the same argument that’s been around for years, but it’s reaching a boiling point, and it’s doing so at a time when the flow of news is coming from more directions than it ever has before. Hurricane Sandy is just the latest in a long line of examples proving that point. …

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Hurricane Sandy Prompts Paywall Takedowns at The New York Times, Wall Street Journal

As “Frankenstorm” Hurricane Sandy bears down on the east coast, a few online news sources have decided to make their content freely available to everyone with an internet connection. That means tearing down those paywalls The New York Times is making all of its content free for the duration of the storm. A spokesperson had this to say to Poynter: …

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Bing Launches Its Own Elections Site

Bing announced the launch of Bing Elections at Bing.com/elections. It includes “real-time” algorithmic news results from what Bing calls “key national, partisan and non-partisan sources.” It also features an interactive map with national, state and local election results from the Cook Political Report and Real Clear Politics as it’s reported. There are filtering options and social data from Twitter and …

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Flipboard Gets Audio On Android Phones

Flipboard has launched an update to its Android app, which will enable users with Android smartphones to take advantage of the service’s audio category. “This means that you can now enjoy everything featured in our Audio category in the Content Guide—including segments from NPR’s Fresh Air and PRI’s The World—and more: you can connect your Flipboard to your SoundCloud account …

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Google News Gets Some Layout Adjustments

Google is rolling out some new features to Google News search, including click-to-expand news results clusters, more multimedia and some updates to the layout. “Last year we updated Google News to make it easier for you to scan for stories that are interesting to you and let you dig deeper when you find them,” said product manager Rudy Galfi in …

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