Google has released a new news reading service: fast flip. News is delivered in thumbnails of newspapers and magazines with descriptive text underneath. It breaks the news into categories: Popular (containing Recent, Most Viewed, Recommended, and Headlines), Sections (containing (Politics, Business, U.S., World, Sports, Sci/Tech, Entertainment, Health, Opinion, and Travel), Topics (containing Mortgage, Health Care, China, Barack Obama, Germany, London, and Disney) and Sources (containing: Business Week, BBC News, Center for Public Integrity, Elle, Us Magazine, Center for Investigative Reporting, The Daily Beast, The New York Times, Washington Post, Atlantic, Newsweek, National Review Online and more).
It’s an interesting approach. My first search was for Patrick Swazey (an incorrect spelling). Instead of asking me if I meant “Patrick Swayze,” I received a message saying “No results found. . . . Try your search on Google News.” Hopefully they will soon add their famous “Did You Mean . . .” to this service.