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Google Now Forcing UK to Google News UK
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msg:3949310
 3:52 pm on Jul 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

Having the choice of .com or .co.uk was just perfect. If I wanted Google UK news i'd switch to google.co.uk, if I wanted Google US news i'd choose google.com. Now, it seems, that choice has been removed and I can now only get Google News UK (according to the logo).

Google has taken one of my toys away, and I want it back! ;)

 

tedster




msg:3949391
 5:20 pm on Jul 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

...according to the logo

Do you mean that the url stays as google.com, but the logo switches to include the "UK"?

engine




msg:3949393
 5:25 pm on Jul 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

Yes, that's correct, and the news is UK news by default.

Lame_Wolf




msg:3949423
 5:49 pm on Jul 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

I'm not seeing that.
IE6
Win XP SP2
Google toolbar installed.

rustybrick




msg:3950020
 1:09 pm on Jul 10, 2009 (gmt 0)

Engine, does [news.google.com...] work for you?

engine




msg:3950137
 3:48 pm on Jul 10, 2009 (gmt 0)

They switched it back today, so it was some kind of test.

engine




msg:3959043
 4:54 pm on Jul 24, 2009 (gmt 0)

Google do it again!

I wish 'they' would stop messing, this is a very frustrating user experience. Why do 'they' think 'they' know better.

If I choose google.com I want google.com If I choose google.co.uk I want the UK information!

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