These apps bring users curated news links from throughout the day and present them in a Twitter-like format. The only problem is the display may not be Twitter-like enough.
According to News.me's Jake Levine, the reason they're shutting down the apps is because Twitter's new API guidelines make it difficult for the company to meet the new Display Requirements. Apparently, Twitter's guidelines require News.me to look a little more like … Read more
It's been more than a year since Google introduced expandable results into Google News, clustering related articles under a single headline and letting users expand the link to see more.
Today Google said it will roll out expandable results, along with a handful of other user interface improvements, into its search results over the next few days. Among the changes: Searches will now reveal a multimedia bar showing related photos and videos.
The changes will be evident to anyone searching within Google itself or within the Google News site.
Google is also updating the layout slightly to put the … Read more
Google and the French government are engaged in an on-going battle over news results displayed in Google searches.
The French government is proposing a law that would require search engines to pay for news articles if they wanted to include them in query results, according to global news agency AFP. And Google has said that rather than complying with the law, it will simply omit French media sites from search.
In a letter sent by Google to a handful of government offices this month, which was obtained by AFP, the search giant said it "cannot accept" the law'… Read more