Google News Stories January 3
Digital magazines were once touted as the future (and savior) of print media. Heralded by the iPad, Google’s solution took on many forms and moved from app-to-app. Currently in Google News, the company announced that its removing and “discontinuing print-replica magazines” support.
Google News Stories November 15, 2019
Google News ‘Beyond the headlines’ card highlights in-depth reporting
Google News last year saw a big redesign on the web and mobile apps. The latest update introduces a “Beyond the Headlines” section to surface “more in-depth content that highlights and explores key issues in our society.”
Google News Stories November 4, 2019
Google News for Android and iOS now supports bilingual feeds
In recent years, Google has strived to make its products work better internationally. Google News for Android and iOS now supports bilingual feeds to show stories for up to two “languages & regions of interest.”
Google News Stories October 22, 2019
Google News Stories September 26, 2019
Google ending its Nextdoor-esque ‘Bulletin’ service for ‘hyperlocal stories’
In early 2018, Google launched a “hyperlocal” news service called Bulletin. Nextdoor-esque in nature, it remained a “pilot” throughout its entire life and is now being shut down later this year.
Google News Stories August 22, 2019
WSJ owner News Corp planning Google News competitor called ‘Knewz․com’
News publishers have historically been upset with Google and Facebook over a variety of issues related to payment and content ranking. News Corp, which owns the Wall Street Journal, is now planning a Google News competitor called “Knewz.com” to address those concerns directly.