Google News out of beta

More than three years after introducing Google News, Google announced Monday it has taken the site out of beta. The news site has grown to 22 regional editions in 10 languages and has new features, including recommendations and a Most Popular section.

Users who are signed up for Personalized Search and logged into a Google account can receive headlines that Google News thinks will be of interest to the reader based on news searches conducted and articles read. The Most Popular section shows the top stories published by editors across the Web, other stories popular with readers and topics that a reader tracks or is interested in.

More information is at the Google blog.

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