Google News

A comprehensive, up-to-date news coverage gathered from sources all over the world

Google News, 2002

Google News, a news aggregator, is another milestone of the 20% Project. 

The founders of Google, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, encouraged staff to “spend 20% of their time working on what they think will most benefit Google” in their 2004 IPO letter in order to assist the business be “more creative and innovative.” As a result, this became the “20% Project.”

The 20% Project gave fruitful results and contributed to the successful creation of Google News (2002), AdSense (2003), and Gmail (2004).

Krishna Bharat came up with the original concept and worked on this program during his allotted 20% project time.

In September 2002, Google launched a beta version, and in January 2006, the final product was made available. The service has been recognized as the world’s biggest news aggregator.

In 2020 Google declared they would invest US $1 billion to collaborate with publishers to produce insightful feature stories: Showcases. Ten years after its launch, in 2014, Google News was tracking more than 50,000 news sources worldwide.

The service provides news stories that have appeared within the last 44 days on different news websites. Google News collects content from over 25,000 publications in total.

According to a 2020 study published in the journal Nature Human Behaviour, Google News favors local news providers when users search for terms linked to issues of local interest.

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  •  Krishna Bharat
    Krishna Bharat

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