Featured Articles

Hands on: Nvidia Shield Tablet with Android 5.0

Hands on: Nvidia Shield Tablet with Android 5.0

We broke the news of Nvidia's ambitious gaming tablet plans back in May and now the Shield tablet got a bit…

More...
Nokia N1 Android tablet ships in Q1 2015

Nokia N1 Android tablet ships in Q1 2015

Nokia has announced its first Android tablet and when we say Nokia, we don’t mean Microsoft. The Nokia N1 was designed…

More...
Marvell launches octa-core 64-bit PXA1936

Marvell launches octa-core 64-bit PXA1936

Marvell is better known for its storage controllers, but the company doesn’t want to give up on the smartphone and…

More...
TSMC 16nm FinFET Plus in risk production

TSMC 16nm FinFET Plus in risk production

TSMC’s next generation 16nm process has reached an important milestone – 16nm FinFET Plus (16FF+) is now in risk production.

More...
Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia recently released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture, with exceptional performance-per-watt. The Geforce GTX 970…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Saturday, 01 September 2007 08:35

Google announces it will host news wire stories

Written by David Stellmack

Image

Too much expansion, too soon?


Google, Inc
. has announced that it will host complete articles from news wire services on its Google News Web site pages. After some controversy and threatened litigation by Agence France Presse, and also reportedly the Associated Press, Google entered has entered into license agreements with both; and also the U.K. Press Association and the Canadian Press and their wire services to provide wire service content in its Google News pages.

This will provide much wider access to the original news stories and Google news readers will be able to access these stories directly from the Google News. Google also announced what it calls “duplicate detection,” a feature in place for the four wire press associations it has license agreements with, which identifies the original story on its News page or its source for syndicated stories so that readers can read the original news feature.

Our only concern with Google is that it seems to be trying to be all things to all people and may be biting off more than it can handle. Google’s expertise has been in Web content and information research.

With Google now hosting news wire stories and its rumored expansion into manufacturing its own cell phones and bidding on millions of dollars worth of 700MHz spectrum, we wonder if Google is spreading itself too thin with so much diversification. Then again, if we had as much cash as Google has we might think the sky was the limit, too.

Read more here.

Last modified on Saturday, 01 September 2007 11:13

David Stellmack

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments