Forced to pay for content, Google News closes in Spain

US giant Google today went ahead with a vow to shut down its popular online news service Google News in Spain in protest at a new law which would make it pay for content.

Web-surfers, newspapers worried over Google News closure in Spain

Spain`s main web-surfers` association warned Friday that national media will lose huge internet traffic when Google shuts its Google News operation next week in protest at being made to pay for content, while newspapers called for talks to prevent the closure.

Google to shut Spanish news service Dec 16
Google to shut Spanish news service Dec 16

Online search giant Google is all set to shut down its Google News service in Spain Dec 16 before a new intellectual property law, also known as "Google Tax", is introduced in January.

Google News revamped to get more personal

Google has overhauled its
news website to tailor pages to individual interests of
readers.

Google to limit free online news searches

Google will let publishers set a limit on the number of articles people can read for free.