(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google is in talks with publishers on paying a licensing payment for content material that may be packaged in a premium information product, the Wall Road Journal reported right here citing individuals conversant in the matter.
A supply near Google confirmed the talks had been nonetheless in early levels and that there was nothing to announce for now.
“(We) are speaking with companions and taking a look at extra methods to broaden our ongoing work with publishers, constructing on programmes like our Google Information Initiative,” Richard Gingras, vp of Information at Google, mentioned in a press release on Friday.
The tech large launched Google Information Initiative in 2018 as a strategy to weed out faux information throughout breaking information conditions.
Many of the publishers in talks with Google are outdoors the US, together with in France and Europe, the Journal reported.
Reporting by Supantha Mukherjee and Akanksha Rana in Bengaluru; Modifying by Anil D’Silva