Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Google news turns 10


This week Google news completed its 10 years. The service was launched on September 22, 2002, and over the last ten years the service has expanded to as many as 72 countries and 30 languages, aggregating news from over 50,000 news sources.

"Inspired by the widespread interest in news after the September 11 attacks, we invested in technology to help people search and browse news relevant to them. Google news broke new ground in news aggregation by gathering links in real time, grouping articles by story and ranking based on the editorial opinions of publishers worldwide," says Krishna Bharat, Distinguished Scientist and Founder, Google news in a blog post.

Google news over the years has added quite a few new features such as local news personalisation, editorial picks, spotlight, social discussions and others. Google further says it has also optimised news for mobile devices.


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