Google continues march towards world domination with Google News.
March 15, 2002 9:59 PM   Subscribe

Google continues march towards world domination with Google News. "Google's News Search (BETA) service presents information culled from many of the world's news sources collected over the previous week. With continuous updates throughout the day, you'll keep up to date with what's happening now and learn about the stories that led to the most recent developments." Now there's no excuse for posting a CNN link.
posted by darukaru (19 comments total)
Well, heck, they've been doing this for months. But the color has changed. Perhaps it's just gone from alpha to beta?
posted by waldo at 10:39 PM on March 15, 2002

Really? Never heard about it before today, and I didn't see it on any blogs either. Well, if it's old news, please throw this post into the shredder.
posted by darukaru at 10:41 PM on March 15, 2002

Darukaru: here.
posted by justlooking at 10:58 PM on March 15, 2002

Um, no. Google has had a news headline service for months. The news search function is brand spanking new.

It isn't searching enough sites yet to be very helpful, but this is in beta, so I'm sure Google will get it right eventually.
posted by gspira at 11:07 PM on March 15, 2002

Now if they'd just let warbloggers in on this...
posted by aaron at 11:24 PM on March 15, 2002

What is this, slashfilter?
posted by SpecialK at 11:52 PM on March 15, 2002

They've dropped the 'thank you' to el Kottke for the design input, as well.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 12:00 AM on March 16, 2002

World domination? Me thinks not, this is not a good news page. Sorry, arranging news is a human's job. Computers still make a crappy job of it.
posted by wackybrit at 4:53 AM on March 16, 2002

hey, I used to use Daypop for this. great, now I'm going to spend 100% of my time on one search engine.
posted by arnab at 5:44 AM on March 16, 2002

Google has been doing this for months. Their news categorization feature is particularly nice --something I intend to copy my self for my aggregator/weblog.
posted by costas at 7:40 AM on March 16, 2002

It seems to me the problem with google's service is that they only have about 5 stories per category...i.e. US, World, Tech and 5 different sources for each of these stories. Which is great if all you're looking for are the big stories that everyone covers. But it remains to be seen if they are going to expand their service. If not, there are always going to be people looking for more in-depth coverage, rather than a bunch of headlines stories.
posted by rbellon at 7:55 AM on March 16, 2002

Well, heck, they index alternet. I mean, it's not exactly news, but it's definitely not the normal headlines.
posted by whatnotever at 8:32 AM on March 16, 2002

still, its predominantly all the mainstream sources, the corporate-owned or funded sites. no spin, thanks.
posted by three| at 8:56 AM on March 16, 2002

I still think that DayPOP is better for news searches. Or you can try a lesser known news search engine called Newstrove that beat all of them to the trend.
posted by surfmoc at 9:57 AM on March 16, 2002

Changing their name to Google was the smartest thing SPECTRE ever did.
posted by Ty Webb at 11:41 AM on March 16, 2002

Semi Off Topic: reveals even more plans for world domination (including a possible category) in this interview, which is in English.
posted by iconomy at 12:43 PM on March 16, 2002

Daypop seems to be trending downwards. They only go back two weeks now, whereas before they went back four. And I'm half sure they used to go back six weeks when they first started, though I don't remember for sure.
posted by aaron at 1:13 PM on March 16, 2002

Hmmm ... as of now Google hasn't updated their news search page in 16 1/2 hours.
posted by aaron at 1:32 PM on March 16, 2002

I take that back, only the new URL is non-updated. The old URL is only about 40 minutes old.
posted by aaron at 1:33 PM on March 16, 2002

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