Google News tunes into favored topics

February 2, 2010
Google has began letting online visitors tell its news website what topics they want to tune into. People can click on "stars" to mark groups of stories on preferred subjects to signal Google News to watch for updates or developments, according to Google software engineer Jude Britto.

Google has began letting online visitors tell its news website what topics they want to tune into.

People can click on "stars" to mark groups of stories on preferred subjects to signal Google News to watch for updates or developments, according to Google software engineer Jude Britto.

"When you star a story in , it's one way to let us know that you're interested in that subject," Britto said in a blog post.

"When there are significant updates, we will alert you by putting the headline in bold so you can get more information."

The 20 most recently "starred" stories will be tracked in a section added to the News page, according to Britto.

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