Google updates News site following complaints

Hundreds of people complained angrily about the changes rolled out two weeks ago

By , IDG News Service |  Internet, Google, google news

Google also now lets people hide a box on the page that displays local weather. Previously, users were unable to remove the box.

It's not yet certain if the redesign resulted in a significant drop in visitors to Google News, or if the forum is a reflection of a relatively small number of particularly unhappy users. Google went into the redesign an underdog among news aggregators. In May, Yahoo News had 52 million visitors, according to comScore. That compares to 14 million for Google News and 6 million for Bing News.

Correction

The story "Google updates News site following complaints," which ran on Friday, incorrectly described the customizable feature of the weather box. The story has been updated, replacing the eleventh paragraph with the following paragraph:

Google also now lets people hide a box on the page that displays local weather. Previously, users were unable to remove the box.

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