On Tuesday, Google News officials quickly removed a website from its search index, which had contracted with a local water district, in producing promotional stories “written in the image of real news.”
The move was a response to a Los Angeles Times article about the strange agreement between the Central Basin Municipal Water District and a consulting firm affiliated with the news website, News Hawks Review. Under the deal, the water district, a public agency based in southeast L.A. County, paid virtually $200,000 to the firm so that they would publish positive articles that emerged on Google News.
Recently Google announced that the feature of Google Labs is being closed down now. Google Labs were the test bed for users where they could play with the ideas of the engineers and stress test those ideas. Those ideas which win the race will make their way into the products of Google. Google labs was Read more
Google encouraging users to share more information A large number of social elements are popping up across the various service offerings from Google. The Company is encouraging its users to open up more and share additional information amongst themselves. The Company is riding high on its incredible success with the launch of Google+ social network.