As part of a $ 1 billion investment in a partnership with news publishers, Google will begin paying for some of the content it pays for its News Showcase project. News Showcase, a new addition to Google News Launched in October, Shows story panels compiled by publishers – but not yet available in the United States.
The message box says, “People will start accessing paid content in partnership with selected news publishers.” Google Blog Post. Pay Google partners for limited access to paid content. To access that content, users still need to register with individual publishers.
Users in the United States should not be so excited about free articles. Google lists partnerships with publishers in many countries, but the United States is not currently on the list. News showcase live in Brazil and Germany in October. Published in other countries including Argentina, Canada, France, UK, Australia. “Conversations are ongoing in many countries,” Google says.
Google has also announced a new type of story group, which allows individual publishers to display compiled lists of important articles of the day. These choices appear in the user’s feeds for you and in the newly dedicated section of the Newsstand on Google News.
News Showcase was first launched for the Google News app on Android and is now available on iOS. Google says it will soon be coming to news.google.com and Google Discover.