Google commits $1B to publishers for content on its News app

Google will start paying select media outlets to display curate content on its news app in a concession to the industry which has accused the it of unfairly using content for years. The firm has committed $1B for the first 3 years of the program and will extend it later. The Google News Showcase product will display branded story panels curated by partner publishers. Over 200 publications in Germany, Brazil, Canada etc have signed up to the program.

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