Dow Jones – “Google?Inc. (GOOG) said Tuesday it will let publishers set a daily limit on the number of articles readers can view for free through the Internet giant’s search engine. The change, which will let publishers limit readers to five free articles per day, comes as news executives step up their war of words against Google, which they claim is pocketing advertising profits on the back of their free content.”
Daily Finance – “With our sincere apologies to Dr. Seuss”
Google News Blog – “Today, Google News is making it even easier to follow the latest stories on whatever subjects interest you. We are happy to announce our Custom sections directory, which gives users of some of our English-language editions the expanded ability to create comprehensive sections to put on their Google News home page or share with other users.”
Google News Blog – “We’ve recently updated our index, quadrupling the number of articles included in News Archive Search. We now include articles from several new publications, including the Halifax Gazette, Sydney Morning Herald, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and the Village Voice. Working with our partners, we’ve also added new international publications such as the Manila Standard, The Nation from Thailand, and many others.”
NYTimes.com – “People in the news media were intrigued by the idea of giving article subjects the power to comment, and the idea drew considerable news coverage. But the feature never got a lot of use â€“- the company declined to provide numbers â€“- and it was dropped without an announcement in May.”
I’ve noticed that Google News is now hyperlinking authors in their news searches. See below.
Clicking on the authors name however, will invariably lead to no results. They seem to be beta-testing. Great idea though.
And how to find the comments. Great detective work Tara.
CNET – “To get stories on Google News, news sites have to have more than one staff member.”