- News Corp is planning to launch a news aggregator platform to compete with Google News and Facebook that features news irrespective of political orientation.
- Facebook is in talks with different news publishers and is ready to offer millions of dollars for the rights for publishing their content under the news section.
News Corp is planning to launch a news aggregator platform to compete with Google News and Facebook that features news irrespective of political orientation.
The group owned by Rupert Murdoch said they are launching Knewz.com to provide a platform that does not discriminate against conservative views.
Recently, Google and Facebook were accused of not treating news sources impartially, which is the reason this is a prompt response to that.
The recently reported changes in Facebook and Google said that it will promote the smaller sites which were earlier demoted by Google and Facebook.
Knewz.com will include national and local news outlets, digital publications and magazines. On top of that Knew will not be taking any cut of ad revenue from the publishers for signing up.
The news on the platform will be curated by employees and algorithms.
The challenge will be getting readers to sign up for this platform as Google News and Facebook is both prominent sites for discovering news.
Recently, Facebook is in talks with different news publishers and is ready to offer millions of dollars for the rights for publishing their content under the news section. They have planned to introduce this feature later in the year. It is reported that the news tab will feature along with other features in the main page such as news feed, messenger and watch According to CNBC, Facebook confirmed that it is working on the feature to deliver topical stories.
About News Corp
News Corp is the second version of its original news corporation focussing on newspapers and publishing. It is America based mass media and publishing company, one of the two companies succeeding former News Corporation along with 21st Century Fox being another one.
After the split of the former News Corporation, 21st Century Fox became the legal successor and the continuation of former News Corporation, and News Corp (present-day) became a totally new company. The assets of News Corp are Dow Jones & Company (publisher of The Wall Street Journal), News UK (publisher of The Sun and The Times), News Corp Australia, Realtor.com as well as book publisher HarperCollins.