Google and news publishers in Germany are going to have more problems before this all gets figured out, and this recent legislation is a complete waste of time.
The new Google News layout for iPads and Android tablets is cleaner and more gesture-friendly.
Google is bringing its Plus social tools into Google News, one of the company’s more popular web search tools.
A quiet rollout last week added several features to Google News results. The new features are meant to give searchers more ways to quickly get up to speed on a story. The add-ons alleviate, to some extent, Google’s habit of returning a whole bunch of newspaper and TV site writeups, many of them edited from the same Associated Press or Reuters syndicated reports.
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 is paying to licenses content from four wire agencies and will give the wire services more play on Google News — effectively stiffing newspapers and others that Google had linked to previously.