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    Is it me, or does Google News now suck?

    Change can be good, but the new layout for news.google.com sucks.
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    My guess is they are trying to make it look better on small Android screens... e.g. bigger pictures less text, single column content :/ I don't particularly like it either, for what it's worth, but it seems to be the current trend.

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    I like it. Its not all that different to me. Just feels a bit less cluttered.

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    It is part of the dumbing down of America (or, perhaps, of the world).

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    Never use it. LATimes, NYTimes, BBC and Motherjones is about all I look at.

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    sucks

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    I hate it when using a desktop browser. I normally skim the page looking for an article that gets my attention. It seems like now there is less overall content.

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    Agreed.

    Used to be my lunch go-to, now I cringe when I habit click.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Easto View Post
    Never use it. LATimes, NYTimes, BBC and Motherjones is about all I look at.

    If you want to see a lot of ads and popups go to the LA Times. Unless you get a subscription it's relentless with the ads and popups. So much so I usually only check it about 2-3 times a week. Never daily. Besides, the reporting isn't that great anyway.

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    There are still the same amount of things on google news, jus thte small list of popular topics is now on the right and a little bigger. I just wish I could have the weather on the top right for the Top Stories section.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YARDofSTUF View Post
    There are still the same amount of things on google news, jus thte small list of popular topics is now on the right and a little bigger. I just wish I could have the weather on the top right for the Top Stories section.
    Much less IMO, less detail per story headline, and at least 1/3 of the space is completely wasted and empty.
    It sucks the proverbial ass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YARDofSTUF View Post
    There are still the same amount of things on google news, jus thte small list of popular topics is now on the right and a little bigger. I just wish I could have the weather on the top right for the Top Stories section.
    https://www.ghacks.net/2017/06/28/go...re-on-desktop/

    Another change that you may notice if you used Google News before is that articles include titles only in the new interface.

    Google News displayed the first sentence previously underneath each article. The sentence has been replaced with links to related coverage instead.

    The number of news articles has been reduced as well. A quick comparison between the old and new design sees a reduction of articles by more than half. There is top news at the top of the page, and then half the articles that were there before.

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