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Google now brings location based news to your phone

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Google now brings location based news to your phone
Google has launched a location based news service for mobile phones called "News near you". Using location based data  (Gulp!), Google analyzes each word in a story to determine what a story is about and the location of the source. The service bring you stories relevant to the city you're in and its surrounding areas.

And just in case you don't want to be tracked, the first time you use the service there will be a pop-up page that allows you to prevent your phone from passing along your location. If you agree to be tracked, a new section called "News near you" will be added to the bottom of your home page when you head over to news.google.com from your phone. If being tracked by your phone freaks you out, you can turn off the service anytime.

source: Google


Google's "News near you" uses your location to send you news relevant to whare you are. The news at left is for Topeka, Kansas

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posted on 13 May 2011, 18:08 1

1. bossmt_2 (Posts: 457; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)

Google is really really smart.

posted on 13 May 2011, 23:25 1

5. DJK (unregistered)

haha what the hell so many spammer replies. newei regarding google. its so funny first ppl throw lawsuit regarding tracking and now look at the benefits of being tracked and oh btw lets not forget even the government benefits from these so called tracking wanted ppl. oh well..

posted on 14 May 2011, 01:05

6. bossmt_2 (Posts: 457; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)

I don't care about tracking as long as it's consented. I allow google to use my location, so if I do a search for Pizza it shows me local pizza, not have to type in extra stuff.

posted on 14 May 2011, 07:26

7. darkie (unregistered)

Good for lazyass ppl or super busy ppl. But one side,it's making ppl to be more and more indivudualist.

What the use of talking with ppl, when u can check ur gadget for things goin around you.

posted on 14 May 2011, 08:33

8. vantenkiest (Posts: 313; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)

I want up to date Location based Traffic up dates. ... I HATE SITTING IN TRAFFIC.. 90 Degrees and ac doesnt work wtf... AHAHHAHAHAHAHHHHHHHHRHRRRRGGG

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