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Google agrees to pay Italian publishers for news

Christian Fernsby |
Google has announced it has signed licensing deals with numerous Italian media publishers to pay for news content.

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Topics: GOOGLE    ITALIAN   

The deal will give the Italian publishers access to the Google News Showcase programme, which sees it pay outlets for a selection of enriched content.

"Signed on an individual basis, these agreements represent an important step in Google's relationship with Italian publishers by remunerating the publishers," Google said in a statement.

Google News Showcase will be available in Italy in the coming months, it added.

Fabio Vaccarono, CEO of Google Italy, said "these agreements represent an important step forward and confirm Google's commitment to Italian publishers".

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