The long-suffering news business keeps getting big promises from Big Tech

With Google under pressure to clamp down on YouTube conspiracies and low-quality clickbait, the search giant is launching a major new effort aimed at strengthening its relationship with news publishers–and perhaps keeping them from going under. At an event in New York today, the company announced the Google News Initiative, a project it promises will … Continue reading “The long-suffering news business keeps getting big promises from Big Tech” With Google under pressure to clamp down on YouTube conspiracies and low-quality clickbait, the search giant is launching a major new effort aimed at strengthening its relationship with news publishers–and perhaps keeping them from going under. At an event in New York today, the company announced the Google News Initiative, a project it promises will help journalism “thrive in the digital age.” Sounds nice to us.Read Full Story Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

[ Fast Company | 2018-03-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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