Google News closes doors in Spain




Google has pulled the plug out of the Spanish version of Google News. The company will not pay for indexing news from Spanish media, as the company in his own words deserves nothing with the news aggregator.

google The Spanish version of Google News will close its doors on December 16, before the law on January 1 enter into force, as Google has announced . From then Spanish media outside Spain no longer be found in Google News.

According to Google, the new Spanish legislation requires that publishers ask for money services like Google News. “Whether they like it or not,” writes Richard Gingras, the head of Google News. Earlier media reported that Spanish law allows publishers to charge for the re-publication of their work; an obligation to do so came when not mentioned.

According Gingras, it is not viable to pay publishers money for the display of content. “Google News earns no money,” said Gingras; No ads are displayed on the site. Gingras furthermore notes that the service creates more traffic towards sites of publishers that they can decide for themselves whether or not they want to be in Google News.


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