Google news goes multilingual

French-speaking Canadians can now get Google’s News Service in their own language, the search giant announced Wednesday.The French edition of Google News Canada enables searches and browsing news items from more than 500 French news sources.
The feature is based on the same search service used by Google’s English division, but gives greater prominence to news and photos specific to Canada, with more links to stories about Canadian businesses, politics, celebrities and sport. It will still provide Canadian users with news headlines and related photos from around the world.
The French interface of Google News Canada offers a news search and links to French news articles and related photos from all over the world, including sources from Quebec, France and Switzerland.
Google News groups headlines from different French publications by combining clustering and analysis technologies, with access to Top News, World, Canada, Business, Science and Tech, Health, Entertainment, and Sports news stories.
Google News Canada is also integrated into the Google Canada search results. When a user types in a search on Google Canada, relevant news headlines will appear at the top of the search results page.
Along with the French news service, the company is also allowing users to track news stories with Google Alerts, an automatic alert system used to specify a topic people want to track in the news or on the Web, and notifies them via e-mail of new content.
Google News Canada in French is available from or from a tab on the interface.

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