Google News Alerts

by john on August 9, 2003

Google has introduced Google News Alerts, a service that allows you to get email updates when news includes keywords that you specify. It’s a great way to keep up to date with news as it happens – set some up for your company, competitor, industry, etc.

Frankly I’ve already been doing this for awhile through RSS but through a mechanism not sponsored by Google, and actually against their end user agreement for their API, so it isn’t something one can count on to be available for the long term.

Hopefully Google can introduce an RSS version for news by keyword.

{ 2 comments }

hardy August 30, 2003 at 6:59 am

interesting feature, but is it ok that google will get so powerful?

Mohamed Anis October 10, 2003 at 1:56 am

John ,

Would it be possible for you to tell me how i can use google APIs for mining their news , i am interested in getting their news on an hourly basis on a particular subject to my website.

Cheers
Anis

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