What’s New With Google News
Google News has added a whole bunch of features while we weren’t lookin’. First off there’s a new pull-down menu at the top of the page which easily allows you access to the top stories across all the Google News properties. If you look at that menu you’ll see that several properties have been added, including China, Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan, and Japan.
If you use Alerts you’ll also notice that you’ve got a couple new options with that as well. The first one is that you can now specify alerts for Web pages, for news searches, or for both. (I’ve also noticed that the alerts are now in HTML instead of plain text. bleh.)
You can also log in to manage your alerts. Once you’ve signed in (and having an account gives you access to Google in Your Language, Google Answers, Google Web APIs, and Google Groups) you have the ability to set up alerts, switch from HTML to text e-mail (yay!), and delete alerts.
Columist Tara Calishain is writer and editor at ResearchBuzz and author of the new book Web Search Garage