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June 25, 2021

 
 
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Canadian media outlets, including The Globe and Mail, sign licensing deal with Google
 

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  Canadian media outlets, including The Globe and Mail, sign licensing deal with Google
 

Andrew Willis

Google Canada is partnering with eight publishers, including The Globe and Mail, in a licensing agreement that will see the firm pay for news content as part of parent Alphabet Inc.’s US$1-billion global commitment to media companies.
 
The tech giant is launching a product called Google News Showcase in Canada this fall, a platform that will see the company pay news organizations across the country for access to content and give media companies an opportunity to sell online advertising around their stories, as well as sign up new subscribers.
 
 
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