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 4:53 am on May 14, 2003 (gmt 0)
Microdoc http://www.microdocs-news.info/newsGoogle/2003/05/12.html notices the new Google News Australia http://news.google.com.au/ . I tried and found these too: http://news.google.ca/ , http://news.google.ca/ , http://news.google.co.nz/



 5:21 am on May 14, 2003 (gmt 0)
Add to that http://news.google.co.uk and http://news.google.ie (though it doesn't appear to be generating unique stories at the moment)

Interestingly, http://news.google.us takes you to the regular Google page. Thanks for the pointer, M.


 5:23 am on May 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

O'd like to second that thank you. The New Zealand site looks like a new favourite


 5:25 am on May 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

Looks to me like the Irish one is just US news.

And yer welcome all :-)


 5:33 am on May 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

The Irish one doesn't have unique news yet, but I'd keep an eye on it anyway... and where did Microdoc get this release? It's not on the Google site yet. Go Microdoc. :->


 5:42 am on May 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

I just checked a bunch of domains to see if they resolve to Google News pages, and they do -- in fact, most of the "Google In Your Country" countries do. They don't generate original content, however. Maybe the ones that don't (including France and Germany) are the ones to watch for next.


 6:52 am on May 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

news.google greatest problem for me was the US-source and issues bias. If this is a first step in localising news better it is a good step. Though i would still prefer the news.google.com to be more international anyway. It does seem far more CNN'ish than BBC'ish - but international'ish is what we really need.

Im convinced news.google.com will be subscription based soon. But they need some "killer features" to do it, (without reducing its simplicity). One way is localisation and/or reducing the US worldview. Another "killer feature" is being able to view articles of the usually registered-users-only-can-read-full-article sources. I beleive they already have an agreement with one source (NYT?) to do that.


 7:15 am on May 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

If Google News goes sub based I'll be very surprised. There are other news search engines out there that are imho just as good or better. Now, if they offer sub-only FEATURES (like an RSS feed, notification of new indexed stories by e-mail) that would be most excellent.


 8:24 am on May 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

Yes Tara, that is what i was thinking of. A subset of "power" tools for a monthly sub. It would be suicide to make it subscriber only.


 8:33 am on May 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

Oh, we're in agreement then. I'd love to see in a sub offering:

a) RSS feed options
b) Alerts by e-mail for new content
c) Deeper archives
d) The ability to do date-based searching
e) An index of sources so you can use the source: syntax without a lot of trial and error
f) The ability to create a custom search page so you could group sources quickly and easily
g) etc.


 8:40 am on May 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

Nice list RBuzz,

I think you are on the right track what might be worthwhile for them to ask some money for.

the only google source I found (the bottom): [google.com...]

and now for the non-english languages..


 2:02 pm on May 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

so you post it on RBuzz, but not here? :-)

creative craig

 2:13 pm on May 14, 2003 (gmt 0)
Theres a news story about the new news.google.co.uk front opening.




 2:19 pm on May 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

nice find mfagan :) Thanks for the heads up!

I was pretty stoked about the NZ version until I saw one of the leading sports items was a story from about 2 months ago. Probably says more about NZ than about Google...



 8:53 pm on May 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

This is excellent. Well spotted mfagan and RBuzz.

I suspect that the light versions (eg. UK) [news.google.co.uk] will be browsed from trains and taxis across large parts of the English speaking world.

I notice that on the page vitaplease links, news.google.com is listed as United States.

I'm sure that non-English will happen one day. Google are obviously working hard on this, well done. :-)


 8:01 pm on May 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

Glad that people like these new pages!


 7:25 am on May 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

Yeah, very nice.

I think I still like to flick from news.google.com.au, to news.google.com though. I enjoy reading outside Australia as most of the media here is owned by 2 guys.

Still, a good regional new aggregator - i like it :)


 9:56 am on May 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

> so you post it on RBuzz, but not here? :-)

Hey, I gotta give you some reason to read it, no? :->

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