Google News Turns Ten Years Old

Sep 24, 2012 • 8:33 am | comments (1) by | Filed Under Other Google Topics

Google News CakeAs I mentioned in the Google News cake picture this morning, Google News turned ten years old on Saturday.

Google said they've expanded Google News to 72 editions in 30 languages, and now draws from more than 50,000 news sources. It also gets over 1 billion unique users a week.

Over that time Google has launched many new features, some of which they retired including Local News, Personalization, Editors' Picks, Spotlight, Authorship, Social Discussions, mobile, Fast Flip, Living Stories, and Timeline.

Here is a timeline of the top stories over the years:

Google News Top Stories

Richard Gingras said on Google+:

Happy Birthday, Google News! Today, Google News turns 10! Born of the brilliant and fertile mind of +Krishna Bharat and nurtured by the savvy engineering leadership of +Andre Rohe, it now serves a billion individuals each week, presenting those readers with the capable work of thousands of journalists and news sites from around the world. Seventy-two countries. Forty-five languages. It's such a privilege to work with this team.

Last night we celebrated with several hundred journalists visiting San Francisco for the Online News Association conference. I could not imagine a more rewarding milieu than to toast our anniversary with those so passionately dedicated to inventing the future of news. Thank you for being there. Thank you for doing what you do.

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