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Google to pay publishers more than $1 billion over the next three years; here's a look at OU's virtual Homecoming week

Today is Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. Here’s what you need to know:

Good morning, 

Google has agreed to pay news publishers more than $1 billion over the next few years. This decision comes through Google’s new news licensing program, where they have signed deals with about 200 publications worldwide.

The program, titled “News Showcase,” will feature stories from publications based in Germany, Brazil, Argentina, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Google has yet to make an announcement on its partnerships with U.S. news publications.

The deal will allow Google to use these publication’s stories on their own news section, which will have a story panel that will link the story directly to that publication’s website.

As of right now, this feature will only be available through the Google News app on Android, but is expected to make its way onto iOS and Google Search.

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