Google Reverses Course In Australia – Opens Paid Platform For (Some) Australian News

The Australian government has possibly obtained a rare, partial victory in its standoff with Google. The US-based tech giant has appeared to reverse course as Australia holds hearings aimed at enacting legislation that would effectively force Google to pay local sources for news it links to and features in its search engine

Google announced an agreement to pay Australian news publishers who agree to participate in Google News Showcase.

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