Google News search gets local

Google News has developed a new feature that enables searches for location-specific news. Users can now search for items by the name of any city, state or country, or by zip code in the US .

The service is currently only available for news items in English and will promote local sources for local stories in search results, a blog post from Google software engineers Andre Rohe and Rohit Ananthakrishna says. Reklama: Sidabriniai žiedai

“We’re not simply looking at the byline or the source, but instead we analyze every word in every story to understand what location the news is about and where the source is located,” write Rohe and Ananthakrishna on the Google News blog.

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