Google Continues Its Overhaul of Google News

The paint might still be drying, but you can take the new Google News for a spin. It has a mix of aesthetic and functional changes, all of which Google announced earlier today.

If you remember last week’s news about Google’s new story display pages, you’ll recognize this week’s changes to the category pages. “Top Stories,” “World,” and the other category pages now feature additional content such as photos and videos.

Google News Redesign

And on a purely aesthetic note, those category page links on the left side of the page now have separate color markers; and each content block on the home page has similarly colored headers.

Related Topics: Channel: Content | Google: News


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    I love google news, I really do, but I’m not too crazy about everything stretching across my entire browser, specially on a 24″ monitor. The colors are nice but not to happy with the stretchies.

    Also, I’ve seen noboday talk about (unless I missed it here on SEL) the filtering of news sources on the homepage. It was subtle at first, but it appears the major newspapers have been given increased preferential placement, over rest of pack. Look at 2008 screenshots to compare.

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