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Google Now Forcing UK to Google News UK

     
3:52 pm on Jul 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

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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! ;)

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...according to the logo

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

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Yes, that's correct, and the news is UK news by default.
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I'm not seeing that.
IE6
Win XP SP2
Google toolbar installed.
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Engine, does [news.google.com...] work for you?
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They switched it back today, so it was some kind of test.
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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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