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SERVICE: Google News goes Mobile
Posted by Arne Hess - on Wednesday, 01.03.06 - 15:45:46 CET under 01 - General News - Viewed 7738x
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Yesterday, Google announced the availability of Google News for mobile devices, further demonstrating Google's focus on making the mobile phone a more convenient and reliable device for accessing useful and relevant information while on the go. Whether waiting in the doctor's office, riding the train to work or standing in line at the local market, mobile phone users will now be able to search and read the latest headlines quickly and easily on their web-enabled mobile devices.

Google News offers quick headline updates, the ability to search current news and browse categories that enable quick and easy access to the news that matters most to individual users. To access Google News, users simply visit on their mobile phone's web browser, and click the link to Google News. Users will then be directed to links and headlines for the top news stories.

Once an article has been selected, users are sent directly to the news source. Google News also provides users with the option to browse through quick links to specific news categories such as Business, Science/Tech, Sports, Health, and Entertainment. Only sources whose content has been designed specifically for viewing on mobile devices are displayed, ensuring that users can quickly and easily read the news they want.

Google News is currently available in the U.S., and we are exploring opportunities to make the service available in other international markets.

Unfortunately, even if listed in the web edition, Google doesn't recognizes the::unwired as a mobile friendly site and therefore it's not listing the::unwired in Google News Mobile. The reason for this is, that Google expects a dedicated mobile page while the::unwired is even smarter and always serves the right layout under the same URL but device dependent (even works for Nokia, Motorola and other mobile phones with xhtml-browser). Therefore you don't find or at the::unwired but one URL fits all! Google should definitely improve this feature-issue since templates are the future, not dedicated mobile URLs (or even domains).

Cheers ~ Arne

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Posted by sjones on 17.03.06 - 02:05:12

good for google! they gotta get their search engine on cell phones before msn/yahoo

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