Google is organizing archives and feeds of newspapers around the globe, starting with U.S. newspaper content that has been offline to this point.
Google Vice President Marissa Mayer is expected to announce this, and demo it, at 11:45am at the TechCrunch50 conference. This new data will be served up on Google News and Google News Archives.
Google provides the following example of what it is doing: Let’s say you want to learn more about the landing on the Moon. Try a search for [Americans walk on moon], and you’ll be able to find and read an original article from a 1969 edition of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Check it out. Click on the image above, and you’ll see it’s pretty impressive.
Aside from searching the newspapers, you’ll also be able to browse through them exactly as they were printed, including advertisements, headlines and photographs.
The program will expand globally in time, Google says.
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