The anticipated news that will presented at the TechCrunch 50 conference in a couple of hours has just been released. Google is organizing archives and feeds of newspapers around the globle. This new data will be served up on Google News and Google News Archives.
The first phase is U.S. newspapers which have been offline to this point. The program will expand globally in time, Google says.
Marissa Mayer, Google Vice President will demonstrate the new product at the TechCrunch conference at 11:45 PDT. Beet.TV is on the scene and plans to publish video of Mayer’s presentation later today.
Here’s the take of Stephen Shankland at CNET. Stay tuned for updates.
Below is a live stream of the TechCrunch conference on uStream — looks pretty good. (Press "continue reading" to get to the video player.)
Update: 3:15 pm EDT: Here is TechCrunch’s Erick Schonfeld with a report on Mayer’s presentation.
Update: 6:15 pm EDT: See Kelsey’s blog post and video interview with Marissa Mayer.
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