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For Developing News Stories, Google Says It Prefers One Page To Separate Articles

After taking a month off, Google’s Matt Cutts is back online, and has put out a new Webmaster Help video. This one talks about news sites, and how to approach developing stories. The user-submitted question being addressed is: Do you have any specific tips for news sites, which have unique concerns compared with commercial sites? For example, if I have …

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Don’t Expect Google To Fund Publishers All Over The World

Earlier this month, Google announced an agreement with publishers in France, which involves Google creating a €60 million fund called the DIgital Publishing Innovation Fund to “help support transformative digital publishing initiatives for French readers.” The agreement came after a lengthy battle with publishers who wish to be paid for the privilege of search engines to link (with snippets) to …

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German Publishers Reportedly Won’t Go For A Google Deal Like Those In France

Google and France President Francois Hollande, on Friday, announced a deal that the search giant has made with French publishers to who want to be paid for the content that Google links to. Google agreed to create a €60 million fund called the DIgital Publishing Innovation Fund to “help support transformative digital publishing initiatives for French readers.” Google says it …

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You Better Get Permission to Use Twitter Photos, Rules Judge

The idea that content made public on social media is fair game for anyone and everyone to use has received a major strike, as a U.S. District Judge has ruled that two news outlets were in the wrong when they republished a Twitter user’s photos without his permission. The case involves a photographer named Daniel Morel, who accused both the …

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Digg Says It Has Doubled Its Users Since It Changed Hands

Last summer, Betaworks bought Digg for a rather underwhelming price (though there was a little more to it than that). The company put out a new blog post today to let everyone know how well the site is doing since the acquisition, and to discuss its approach to monetization. “We’re proud of what the new Digg team has accomplished since …

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The AP Will Run Ads (Sponsored Tweets) for Samsung

The Associated Press, one of America’s most venerable news organizations, is selling out its Twitter feed for the very first time. And we can thank Samsung and CES for it. According to the AP, Samsung will be the first company to pay for Sponsored tweets inside their Twitter account, which currently boasts a little over 1.5 million followers. The ads …

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News Was A Huge Draw For YouTube In 2012

2012 has proven to be a huge year for YouTube. The video sharing site has already looked back on a year of ads, and created a rather brilliant tribute to the biggest viral videos of the year. Now the site is looking back on the big news stories of the year, and the large role that YouTube played in getting …

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ABC News 24 Will Stream Broadcasts Live On YouTube

Google announced that Australian television news program ABC News 24 wil is now streaming its broadcasts live on YouTube, which is a first for news and TV broadcasting in Australia. Users will not only ge able to watch the broadcast live from YouTube, but they will be able to embed the live broadcasts within their Facebook or Twitter accounts. “As …

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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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