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Technology Google debuts personalized news feed

20:32  19 november  2019
20:32  19 november  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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The idea is to offer Google users an alternative to replays of short radio broadcasts or long shows for the audience that likes quick hit reports, with a feature unique to Google users.

Consider it all-news radio, but each story is from a different source. From USA TODAY to Wired, Associated Press, NPR, ABC and more, one after the other, in a personalized feed.

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Google calls Your News Update "a smarter way" to listen to the news. It rolls out Tuesday to users in the USA and can be accessed by going into the Google Assistant app on iOS or Android and updating your settings by making a selection of providers you want to listen to.

Gannett and USA TODAY are represented with "Talking Tech," special editions of the "5 Things," podcast and audio reports from Phoenix,  Detroit, Indianapolis, Nashville, Tennessee, Milwaukee and Rochester, New York. Other providers of content include The Washington Post, CBS, ABC, Politico and The Economist.

Google pays publishers to license the content. Liz Gannes, a Google product manager, declined to reveal financial terms.

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The new phrase to say to the Assistant is "Hey, Google, play me the news," and it will offer a "ranked news playlist," a mix of stories that's based on "your interests, location, user history and preferences," according to Google.

That's different from the current setup, which has users say, "Hey, Google, tell me the news," for a mix of multiple topics from a variety of preselected news sources. The big difference: The old way, you get to select which sources you hear from and place their order. The new way, it's a random playlist, and you never know what's coming next.

Gannes said the new setup is "fresher, more timely and more personalized," and if you like a source, you’ll hear more of it. Google will use cues to figure that out by seeing whether you skip the selection.

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The average length of the audio news story is two to four minutes, Gannes said.

For those with privacy concerns who don't allow Google to track them and offer personalization, Gannes said the feature is available on-demand, with an unpersonalized feed.

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How to add Your News Update:

In the Assistant app, click the You tab (the one with your picture), and look for the News tab. Here, you switch your News playlist format and select the providers you want to listen to. Then say, “Hey, Google, play me the news."

Follow USA TODAY's Jefferson Graham on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, and listen to the Talking Tech podcast on Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Google debuts personalized news feed

Google Assistant’s latest feature is a personalized audio news feed .
Starting today, you can ask Google Assistant to "play me to the news" and it'll create a curated playlist of audio news stories. The feature, called Your News Update, is available on any phone or smart speaker with access to Google Assistant. Each update will start with a couple of short, general interest news bites before transitioning to longer-form stories. For example, if you're a Steelers fan in Chicago, Google says you might first hear a story about the latest work on the "L" metro system before the update moves to a look at the recent Steelers game and a mix of national headlines.

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