Publishers will be paid to ‘select and create’ content
Google CEO Sundar Pichai has announced the launch of ‘Google News Showcase’, in which publishers will be paid for news content, reports Reuters. The product builds on licensing deals previously struck with media groups, and will launch first in Germany before rolling out globally. About 200 publishers are thought to have signed up, says the news site. Google describes the programme as its biggest financial commitment to date, and claims it differs from other news products in that it ‘leans on the choices of individual publishers’. It will be available on Android and eventually Apple devices.
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