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Technology Google News dives deeper into stories with 'Beyond the Headlines'

12:10  15 november  2019
12:10  15 november  2019 Source:   engadget.com

Google will remove news previews rather than pay publishers in Europe

  Google will remove news previews rather than pay publishers in Europe Google is changing the way it displays news stories produced by European publishers in France as new copyright rules go into effect. © ShutterstockRather than paying publishers to display snippets of their news stories, the company will show only headlines from articles, Google's vice president of news Richard Gingras announced Wednesday. The company will only display previews and thumbnail images from news stories if publishers agree to provide them for free. This move will disappoint publishers who had hoped for additional revenue as a result of new copyright law that goes into effect in France in October.

Now, Google News has unveiled a " Beyond the Headlines " tab that lets you take a deeper dive on specific topics. That includes highlighting editorials, reportage, features, explainers and other types of longer-form stories . Google said it wants to recognize that stories exploring the "why and how"

With Beyond the Headlines in Google News , we want to recognize publishers that are investing in diving deeper into the headlines and moving past Keeping these stories visible beyond the fast daily news cycle, Beyond the Headlines connects readers with in-depth articles exploring important

Google has been tweaking its News site a lot over the last year in an effort to highlight major publishers and be more transparent on how it ranks news. Now, Google News has unveiled a "Beyond the Headlines" tab that lets you take a deeper dive on specific topics. That includes highlighting editorials, reportage, features, explainers and other types of longer-form stories.

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Google said it wants to recognize that stories exploring the "why and how" rather than just the "who, what and when" require an investment of time and money. "Keeping these stories visible beyond the fast daily news cycle, "Beyond the Headlines" connects readers with in-depth articles exploring important issues such as healthcare, the environment, education and more," wrote Google News Product Manager Raffaele Colella.

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Feature dives require an investment by the reader, too, so Google is also showing the estimated reading time. The articles are surface and arranged by Google's algorithms, not human curators, so they might be tailored to what you typically read.

Google is trying to improve its standings with news publishers, particularly abroad. It's not doing particularly well in France, however, where it decided to remove story previews (snippets) rather than paying publishers. In Spain, meanwhile, the feature is not available at all without a VPN. In any case, "Beyond the Headlines" is now available on desktop around the world in US English only, but Google promised to release it on mobile and in other languages by 2020.

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Google Maps satellite images cover 98 percent of the world's population .
Google makes its mapping products more informative and immersive with the use of imagery, and now the tech giant is giving us a deeper look into its map-making process. The tech giant says it has captured over 10 million miles of images for Street View, thus far, which is distance enough to circle the globe 400 times. Also, it says Google Earth has 36 million square miles of HD satellite images you can browse, and those images cover areas where 98 percent of the entire population lives. As CNETnotes, this is the first time Google released figures revealing the scope of Maps, which is one of its most popular products.

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