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Google News announced to Host Original Stories

Adding comments and videos hosted by YouTube were a clear signal that Google News starts to become more aggressive and wants to go beyond the comfortable status of being a news aggregator.

The Google News Blog announced that they will be hosting original contents from the Associated Press (sample news article), Agence France-Presse (sample), UK Press Association and the Canadian Press on Google News, so you don’t have to read the same wire story over and over and over again by removing the duplicated contents from the search results.

“Our goal has always been to offer users as many different perspectives on a story from as many different sources as possible, which is why we include thousands of sources from around the world in Google News. However, if many of those stories are actually the exact same article, it can end up burying those different perspectives. (…) By removing duplicate articles from our results, we’ll be able to surface even more stories and viewpoints from journalists and publishers from around the world. (…) Because the Associated Press, Agence France-Presse, UK Press Association and the Canadian Press don’t have a consumer website where they publish their content, they have not been able to benefit from the traffic that Google News drives to other publishers. As a result, we’re hosting it on Google News,” explains the Google News Blog.

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