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Google News Alert

Google news just got better. They just released their "Google News Alert" service which allows you to receive news updates by email. You can choose up to fifty search terms to keep track of and how often. It's still in beta so expect to find bugs. Here are some links:
1. News Alerts main site
2. FAQ
3. Feedback
4. Discuss on Google Groups
5. Terms of Use
6. Privacy Policy

And some early news on the service:
1. Pc Pro
2. Business Week

And finally some early commentary on it:
1. Jeremy Zawodny- good discussion about rss feeds.
2. Abakus
3. Feedster
4. Currybet

Later commentary and uses:
1. John Robb and Disruptive Technology (cool!)
2. Eamonn Fitgerald- comparison to other news alert services, including Yahoo! and NYTimes
3. Jeremiah Oeltjen
4. Gen Kanai- he's right. This service might not stay free. Hopefully they'll opt for relevent in email ads instead of a fee.
5. Erik Moeller Metafilter - he suggested news alerts over a year ago. I wonder what took them so long to do something that seems so simple?

August 6, 2003 in Web/Tech | Permalink


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There is also the popular general web tracking service Google Alert - www.googlealert.com - which emails you whenever your search terms appear anywhere on the web, not just on specific news sites. Google Alert is independent of Google, but uses the Google APIs.

Posted by: mark at Aug 7, 2003 4:56:12 AM

I want to join and get all news alerts about clay aiken

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how do I stop these e-mails

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Please unsubscribe form Google news alert for Dyslexia

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PLEASE remove me from your news

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Posted by: Takeo Iida at Jun 25, 2004 11:35:12 PM

I am getting Google News Alerts on The Passion. TOO MANY ALREADY! How can I cancel? It is turning into a pain. Guess I didn't realize what I was asking for. Can you please cancel these news alerts, PLEASE!!

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How do i cancel google news alerts?I set them up to help me with my dissertation and now i've changed my dissertation topic!HELP!!!

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I am requesting that you stop all GOOGLE ALERTS to my email address regarding ST. LOUIS CARDINALS AND KERRY/EDWARDS CAMPAIGN.

Posted by: Arne Alsin at Sep 25, 2004 11:45:39 PM

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Posted by: Myo Thant at Oct 26, 2004 9:00:03 PM

Please UNSUBSCRIBE Google News

Posted by: Baglin at Nov 17, 2004 1:06:22 AM

can you send me information on alcoholic childrens medical expenses

Posted by: bob at Nov 17, 2004 9:01:31 PM

can some one tell me how to cancel AOL news alerts? Please

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I want to quit my google alert on system to mobile communication

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Posted by: mike at Dec 27, 2004 10:58:31 AM

how do I cancel Google news alerts?

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Please unsubscribe me to Google Alerts

Posted by: Ken Welk at Feb 17, 2005 7:59:11 PM

Please stop sending me google alerts pertaining to illegal immigration, rights for illegal immigrants, illegal immigrant activists and all other of the sort. Thank you.

Posted by: casom11 at Mar 2, 2005 2:45:19 PM