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The new version shows much more information in a smaller space, thus making it easier to find things
sorry shelleycat, I have to disagree with you. I think it looks as cluttered as all other news sites now. I like the idea of easily being able to spot a headline and then reading more if you wish, in true Google style, simple and easy on the eye.
As for the vibrant colour scheme - ouch!
A more appropriate note: Yes, the red is a little aggressive, but is it really that bad? I think it's ok in the background just the text in red at the top is a little annoying.
"Like CNN" may be a bit unfair! Its certainly smaller footprint and less complex in navugations etc, but the design of having a couple of items with a piccie and longer abstract, then lists of others, and then "categories" are similar.
We non English natives still feel discriminated :)
Alltheweb has other languages and local newspapers in non-english...not often that you see Google lagging behind so strongly ;)
Oh, and can it wake me up in the morning with a cup of tea and a buttered crumpet?
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[edited by: nutsandbolts at 8:54 am (utc) on Sep. 23, 2002]
BMC Moves on Linux Configuration Control
Computerwire.info, World - 4 hours ago
This article/section can only be accessed by ComputerWire registered
users who have access to this particular segment of our database. ...
I hope this is a glitch, and the news service won't regularly include sources that require registration and payment...
Google loves links right? Whens the last time you read a few Cnet articles that had "honest" links in them? God himself could put up a website, Cnet could do a story on it and they wouldn't link to it.
I sure don't see that. Where's The Register.co.uk? Where's Wired? Where's a dozen other quality net tech outlets? Yet you list /. with a two sentence "story"?
You can have more variety and depth in a 1 minute pull from any of the RSS grabbers than you'd do all day with Google.
Best news se on the net is:RocketInfo [rocketnews.com]
A search for online gaming illegal on news.google.com gives me
"Online Gaming Illegal (Wink Wink)
Wired - 8 minutes ago"
Likewise, a search for lindows iffy personality gives me
"Review: Lindows 2.0 has beautiful skin, iffy personality
The Register, UK - 1 hour ago"
Rocketinfo found the Register article, but doesn't have the Wired article (yet?). The news search is still in beta, but it looks pretty deep and fresh to me so far. :) For example, a search for "inktomi" on other engines with news search, rocketinfo, moreover, etc. seems to return between 1 and 13 results on average. I'm seeing about 43 results on news.google.com. Bear in mind that news is still in beta, but you can expect that we'll search news with the same quality that we search the web. :)