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Google To Launch New Homepage Featuring A Personalized Newsfeed Very Soon
By Kylie Woon, 21 Jul 2017
On 19 July, Google announced that the site’s homepage will be getting a makeover—the biggest one since the Google first launched in 1996, The Guardian reports.
The Google homepage has always been simple—the search bar and the logo. Although Google famously changes the logo to illustrative, whimsical designs for holidays or the birthdays of prominent individuals, the homepage has not diverged much from it’s original look.
Until now. In a blog post, Shashi Thakur—VP of Engineering at Google—announced a new, personalized newsfeed that will direct a stream of relevant news and content to your homepage, show trending topics in your region and around the world, and let you follow films, sports, or other topics of interest.
The feed will also try to broaden your information consumption by providing content from varied sources, and aim to minimize fake news.
The new feed will feature a new algorithm that allows Google to “grow with you”, adjusting and tailoring the content to your preferences. Thakur quoted the famous writer Dr Seuss to illustrate his point: “‘There is no one alive who is you-er than you.’ At Google, we know this statement is truer than true.”
The makeover will begin rolling out at once in the US and over the next few weeks elsewhere in the world. Take a look at some visuals below, and read the entire blog post, for all the information.
[via The Guardian, images via Google]
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