GOOGLE TO START PAYING SOME NEWS PUBLISHERS FOR CONTENT

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GOOGLE TO START PAYING SOME NEWS PUBLISHERS FOR CONTENT
Google says it will start paying some publishers for their news content, in a move that could pave the way for reduced tensions between the internet search giant and the beleaguered news industry.

The company said Thursday that it plans to launch this year a licensing program to pay publishers for “high-quality content.”

The program will start with local and national publications in Germany, Australia, and Brazil, “with more to come soon,” Brad Bender, vice president of product management, said in a blog post.

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