Google Adds Image View to News

Google on Tuesday took the wraps off a new approach to viewing events going on around the world. Instead of clicking on a headline to read articles, Google News Image Version displays photos related to the day's top stories. When a photo is moused over, a bar on the right displays the headline and first paragraph.

"In looking at how people use Google News and based on feedback we've received, we've found that many people prefer to read the news in a more visual way," explained Google software engineer Lieping Tang. "Even if you prefer a standard headlines page, viewing News through Images can be very useful. One classic example is sports."

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