Google News separates Science from Technology section, badges introduced
Google News divides Science and Technology section.
Google finally separates Science news (panda bears, space flights) and Technology News (iPhone, Android and Steve Ballmer).
And yes, a new Google News section was born. Google finally separates Science news from Technology news. Apparently, Science news section indexes articles about food chain, space flights, global warming and other NASA-related notes from popular Science websites like Nat Geo, Space.com and other large newspaper agencies covering news related to the word Science.
Meanwhile, Technology news tab features articles about smartphones, gadgets, PC, Apple inc, Android, iPhone rumors and other articles like Windows Phone, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, iPads and other tablets. The technology section of Google News also contains articles about search engines including Google, and other services that is related to social networking, GPS, Maps, etc.
According to Google, the new split of Science and Technology news tabs is the company’s response to growing number of requests to see “more science” and not “iPhone rumors.” Our researcher claims petition to split Science from Technology were posted in the Google News forum.
Google noted in a blog post, “we have heard loud and clear from the many of you who asked us to separate our Sci/Tech section into two distinct sections. We are happy to report that we have now done this for all English editions, with more languages coming soon.”
Google also introduces the “badges” program for regular readers of Google News. The new badges feature will help a Google News user to learn more about his reading habits, and how he can personalize the Google News tab more. The Google News badges is private by default, but a user can configure his settings to share his badges with friends in social networking sites. It’s also possible that Google News Badges will be included in the new Google social networking site, the Google+.
Google also added that a Google News user can add a new section by clicking a badge and “add a section.” For example, if you love Android news, then you can click your Android badge and automatically add a new section for news about it.