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Google news adds RSS feeds

Users will be able to have targeted content delivered directly

Google plans to enhance its Google News article search service by adding content syndication.

The feature will allow Google News users to set up RSS (really simple syndication) or Atom content syndication feeds for specific Google News sections, such as entertainment, business or world news, and for specific terms users search for on Google News, such as "George Bush", "diabetes" or "space shuttle".

Users will also be able to set up RSS or Atom feeds for customised sections they create on Google News.

This is the single most requested feature by Google News users, said Nathan Stoll, Google News product manager.

The Google news feeds can be delivered to any RSS or Atom news reader service, which contains such a service, including the personalised home page that Google offers users.

The feature works only for Google News editions in English, which include sites for the US, the UK, Australia and several other countries.

Google is not announcing any plans to extend the content syndication feature to Google News editions in other languages, he said, adding that Google has 22 localised editions of Google News in nine different languages.


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