Tuesday, August 04, 2009

YouTube launches local news feature



YouTube's local news feature 'News Near You' provides YouTube users with relevant news videos based on their location. This follows expansion by parent company Google into other areas of media coverage, but unlike the Google News service - viewed by some media agencies as a source of competition - YouTube's local news feature is being presented as a source of advertising revenue to broadcasters, and a means of attracting a wider, more relevant audience.
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