Spain's New "Google Tax" Could Be Bad for Everyone

The Spanish government has just approved a horrible law that will force news aggregation services, such as Google News, to pay news sites for each link they include with their content. You read that right: On top of sending sites a ton of traffic, Google (other aggregators like Yahoo News, and maybe even Facebook or… »10/30/14 2:16pm10/30/14 2:16pm

Google Digitizing Newspaper Archives, Online Microfilm Searching Forthcoming

News junkies rejoice! Google has begun scanning microfilm from various newspapers' historic archives to make them searchable online, further pushing libraries towards obsolescence (just kidding, i think). The searches can be had first through Google News, and will eventually be available on every papers' own website.… »9/09/08 1:15am9/09/08 1:15am