Late last year Google introduced News Showcase, an initiative aiming to highlight insightful feature stories and bring them to the attention of more readers. Google even announced subsidizing access to select paywalled pieces through the program. Following an initial rollout in Germany and Brazil, Google brought News Showcase to Australia last week — and now the company has announced it's coming to even more countries. Read More
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night morning, but the company isn't slowing down when it comes to announcements. In one of his rare blog posts, CEO Sundar Pichai has shared that Google News is partnering up with publishers to create a new format for insightful feature stories: Showcases. The company seems to be very serious about this effort, as it's initially investing $1 billion to get these partnerships off the ground.