Google news is non-beta
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
A couple of days ago I wrote an entry about google-news and its beta status
, and how annoying it is to find 50 results with the same title and content.
Well, google decided to remove the "beta" moniker. According to their blog:
Google News has matured a great deal, and we're proud to see it graduate from its beta status. Much remains to be done, and as always, we have many exciting ideas that we intend to take forward. Meanwhile, as the saying goes, if you don't like the news, go out and make some of your own. Or just keep reading Google News.
Though it is no longer in "beta," there doesn't seem to be a revenue generator model in sight. In the past, I wrote that google news was in permanent "beta" because they couldn't make money off of it--I was wrong on that account: they made it un-beta even without the possible cash inflow.
It's a good model:
- Index all news
lol I don't see how they'll make money from it either. The mysterious bullent point #2. . . .