Google and AP strike new content deal

News content from Associated Press will continue to be published via Google, as the two companies agreed a fresh licence deal.

It has been reported that AP was demanding access to real-time metrics and better pay for its stories throughout negotiations, but it is unknown if these factors were agreed upon.

Google has said it will endeavour to create a better user experience and new revenue opportunities.

This article appears in issue 250 of Media Digest.





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Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.

(Source: POLIS)


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