Google set to shut its Spanish news service
December 11 , 2014
Google will shut down its Spanish news service before a new law on intellectual property comes into effect.
The online giant said the service would cease on December 16. The law, which becomes applicable in January, will allow publications in Spain to charge services such as Google News in case their content gets shown on the website.
Google has argued that it does not make any money from such search-based services.
In a blog post, the head of Google News, Richard Gingras, said it was with “real sadness” that the announcement to “close Google News in Spain” was being made.