This is great – the Google News Initiative! It is incredible how many news events happen throughout the globe day-by-day.
Googles predecessor technology: the GDELT project supported by Google Jigsaw is worth browsing to get insight as to the magnitude numerically of these data events – it’s staggering.
This is quite similar to the magnitude of the data in real-time changing agricultural data sets. There are a couple of ag technology firms processing weather data, in combination with agronomics, to provide better cropping information to those who can use it. These ag orgs are processing billions of dynamic data; very similar to Google applying it’s massive resources to the news data that it continuously collects and processes.
We certainly hope this will help convey the truth of news events to those who have been misinformed in recent years from the ways of the media.