Google News Goes Larger With Pictures & Adds Sports & Weather

Jul 2, 2013 • 8:12 am | comments (2) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine

Google NewsGoogle News announced three new changes to the Google News portal and is testing another Google News feature.

The announced changes include that Google is adding a sports box on some pages, adding a new weather widget to the page and also expanding the editors picks section to subsections.

I should note, that the weather forecasts may be buggy, as there is one report in the Google News Help forum about a bug. But overall, it does seem to work for me.

In other Google News news, Google is testing larger images in the news search results. Here are screen grabs of this in action from Google OS blog.

Large Image Test:

Google News Picture Large

Typical Google News Picture:

Google News Picture

Forum discussion at Google+ News, Google News Help and Google+ - Google OS.

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07/03/2013 09:02 am

I saw this recently but it is only with AFB articles which Google republish on their platform as they have a licensing deal with them - it all came off the back of a lawsuit back in 2005

khaled marey

01/10/2014 11:27 pm

I saw this recently but it is only with AFB articles

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