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'Google Commits $1 Billion to License Content From News Publishers' by Adam Satariano
Adam Satariano writes the following for The New York Times:
Google said on [Oct. 1] that it would spend more than $1 billion to license content from international news organizations, after years of criticism that it was not providing fair compensation for articles and other content linked to by its internet search products.
The program is part of a new Google product called News Showcase that will present news from around the world in short snippets that readers can quickly browse on a phone or other device. The company will pay publishers to curate the material that will be presented.
The program was starting … in Germany and Brazil, and would be rolled out to additional countries in the months ahead. … Partnerships have been signed with nearly 200 publications, including in Argentina, Australia, Britain and Canada, Google said. …
Google has faced years of criticism around the world for not doing enough to support news organizations whose content it links to.
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