As a part of its $1 billion funding in partnerships with information publishers, Google will begin paying for some paywalled content material for its Information Showcase program. Information Showcase, a brand new addition to Google Information that launched in October, shows story panels curated by publishers — however its not out there within the US but.
Information Showcase will “begin providing folks entry to paywalled content material in partnership with choose information publishers,” says a Google blog post. Google can pay companions for restricted entry to paywalled content material. To entry that content material, customers will nonetheless need to register with the person publishers.
Customers within the US shouldn’t get too enthusiastic about free articles simply but. Google lists partnerships with publishers in a number of international locations, however the US is just not at present on the checklist. Information Showcase went dwell in October in Brazil and Germany. Publications in different international locations, together with Argentina, Canada, France, UK, and Australia, have since signed on. “Conversations are underway in numerous different international locations,” Google says.
Google additionally introduced a brand new type of story panel, enabling particular person publishers to show curated lists of necessary articles of the day. These choices will seem in person’s For You feeds, in addition to a newly devoted space throughout the Newsstand on Google Information.
Information Showcase was first launched for the Google Information app on Android, and is now out there on iOS. Google says will probably be coming quickly to news.google.com and Google Uncover.