All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Spain’

Google Not Getting Rid Of News Results In Spain [Report]

It’s been an interesting saga for Google News in Spain over the past couple weeks. Google announced it would shut down Google News on December 16 as the result of a Spanish law that requires such services to pay publishers for use of snippets of text. Deeming this an unsustainable model, Google decided to just pull the plug on the …

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Google News Closure Already Hurting Publishers [Report]

As you may know, Google announced it would shut down Google News in Spain today as a new law takes effect, requiring such services to pay publishers to use small snippets of text. Google has indeed shut down the homepage of Google News in Spain, but as detailed earlier, you can still access Spanish Google News via web searches, which …

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Should Google News Be Shut Down In Spain?

Publishers aren’t fond of the idea of not having Google News to send them traffic, it would seem. Who knew? Last week, Google announced it would shut down Google News in Spain on December 16. The day is here, and as of the time of this writing, the site is operational, but it may be gone soon. The company’s hand …

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Google News Is Shutting Down In Spain

Google announced that it’s going to be shutting down Google News in Spain as the result of a new law in that country. The company has faced turbulence from publishers and governments in many countries (particularly in Europe), and this time, it’s just become too much, so the service is going away. Google announced the news in a blog post …

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Microsoft Launches Cortana In More Countries

Microsoft announced today that it is launching Cortana (its Siri competitor) in four new countries in Europe: France, Italy, Germany, and Spain. “When we introduced Cortana as a beta as part of Windows Phone 8.1 in the U.S. this past spring, she generated worldwide interest and excitement which was amazing to see,” says Microsoft’s Marcus Ash in a blog post. …

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Miss Spain, Patricia Yurena, Comes Out As Gay Over Instagram

In the digital age, when a celebrity wants to make a big personal announcement, Instagram is the go-to medium. Patricia Yurena, also known as Miss Spain, is no exception. She wanted to tell the world that she is gay and has a girlfriend, so she made an Instagram post with the caption: “Romeo and Juliet”. E! News has called her …

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Treasure Hunting Family Strikes Gold in Florida

The Schmitt family, who made national news over Labor Day weekend in 2013 after salvaging 60 feet of gold chain off the coast of Fort Pierce, Florida, has struck gold again. On Memorial Day of this year, Eric Schmitt recovered a 300-year-old solid gold religious artifact at the same underwater site. The square-shaped piece functioned as the back portion of …

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‘Google Tax’ Law Could Lead Google To Shut Down Google News In Spain

Spain reportedly passed a law last week that requires sites linking to articles published by those in the country’s newspaper association with snippets – as Google and other search engines do – to pay a tax. This is being referred to in the press as a “Google tax”. It’s a new development in an otherwise old story. Publishers (especially throughout …

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Andrés Iniesta Says The Netherlands Was Simply Better Than Spain

Netherlands win on Friday may have ended Spain’s six-year reign as the best football team in the world. Andres Iniesta, Spain’s central midfielder who struck the winning goal in the final four years ago against the Netherlands, was humbled by his team’s loss on Friday. Despite losing, Iniesta said that they will try to learn from their experience. “We have …

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Iker Casillas: Not The Goalkeeper He Once Was?

5-1. It’s a scoreline that stunned World Cup watchers across the globe. But then, who wouldn’t be stunned? Spain has become practically synonymous with outstanding football over the past decade. This view was largely aided by their ability to collect international trophies back-to-back. Two Spanish teams hailing from capital city Madrid fought it out for the 2014 Champions League title. …

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Letizia Ortiz, Future Queen Of Spain, Most Fashionable Royal?

Letizia Ortiz is about to give Kate Middleton a run for her money. From her humble beginnings as a news reporter, to being the news itself, Ortiz, the Princess of Asturias, will be the Spain’s first Spanish-born queen since 1879. Slated to become a queen after the abdication of King Juan Carlos from the Spanish throne, the 41-year-old might become …

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Spanish Bulls Gore Three Matadors, Bullfight Called Off

Two Spanish bulls were the victors in a bullfight held at the Las Ventas ring during the San Isidro festival. Organizers had to put a stop to the event, as three matadors were injured. Reports say that it was the first time in 35 years that a bullfight had to be cancelled due to injuries sustained by matadors. In the …

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