Alphabet’s Google said on Wednesday that it has signed agreements with a number of Italian publishers to provide access to some of its content on the US technology giant’s Showcase news platform.
Google News Showcase is a global tool for paying news publishers for their content online, and is a new service that will allow co-publishers to curate content and provide users with limited access to paywall stories.
The agreement has been signed with many Italian distributors, including RCS Mediagroup, which publishes “Corriere della Sera” daily, and the popular sports daily Gazzetta dello Sport, which is the publisher of Il Sole 24 minerals of “Financial Daily” , Editor of Caltagirone, owns Roman newspapers Il Messaggero and Monrif, and publishes local newspapers such as Il Giorno and La Nazione.
So far, 13 Italian editing companies have reached a final agreement with Google, allowing users to access the content of 76 national and local newspapers.
RCS Chief Executive Urbano Cairo said in a statement: “We are very pleased to reach this agreement, which also recognizes the importance of quality information and the authority of our publications by regulating related rights issues.”
The financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.
For a long time, news publishers have been struggling with the world’s most popular Internet search engine to compensate them for the cost of using their content. European media groups are responsible for this.
Google said in October that it plans to pay US$1 billion (approximately Rs 72.6 billion) to publishers worldwide through Showcase for press releases through Showcase in the next three years, first in Germany, Belgium, India, and the Netherlands. And other countries/regions.
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