Guardian: Google News to publish agencies’ copy. The announcement that Google is to publish news content on its own site is likely to be met with some concern from the news industry, which has struggled to work out whether the web giant’s activities across video, advertising and book publishing are a threat or an opportunity.Google News business product manager Josh Cohen rejected the idea that the move would worry publishers.”The flip side is that there will be more room on Google News for more of their original content, which will be pushed higher up the results.“
The most interesting part of this deal is that the Associated Press is one of Google’s news providers. Yet the AP is owned by the news organizations.
For some time now, it’s been clear that the interests of AP and its members have been diverging. This is the clearest evidence yet.
Meanwhile, the deal is another proof that Google’s insistence of non-competition with news organizations is utter garbage, and has been for some time.