Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Last week, we launched 10 new versions of Google News. Now, Google Nieuws is available in Dutch for the Netherlands, and furthermore, news readers in Belgium can get country-specific news in either Dutch or French. We also released English-language versions of Google News with news targeted for Ireland and South Africa, and Spanish-language versions of Google News were released for Colombia, Cuba, Peru, Venezuela, and the U.S.
We're proud of each new country, language, and feature we release, and Dutch engineers on the Google News team have been especially motivated by this launch: now we in Zurich and in Mountain View can finally keep up via Google News with what's happening at home. Even more important, since we're sworn to secrecy during much of pre-launch product development, we're relieved that we now can answer when friends and family ask what it is we actually work on.