Microsoft launches rival for Google News

Posted on Tuesday, Jul 27 2004 @ 12:13 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Microsoft has launched a new online news service named Newsbot. This rival for Google News is currently in beta status, just like Google's news service. The company's news service automatically gathers news from over 4,800 sources on the internet.
Newsbot clusters related news headlines and photos to allow you to compare coverage from multiple sources. Each story links to the publisher's site where you can read the article in full. As news changes around the world, Newsbot updates continuously to keep you current on what stories are being reported around the world. You can search to find news related to particular topics, or browse the sections to find news in Sports, Business, Technology, or World News.
Currently the service offers a few local versions of its service in different languages.

Microsoft has said that the current version of the Newsbot site is a test aimed to check surfer's reactions. A final version will follow after the test period.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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