Guardian kisses Google

The Guardian should know better. A story today claims ‘UK mobile phone users can now access Google news and email’. Well, can someone tell me what service I’ve been happily using for the past six months or more? And why Richard Wray’s piece reads more like a Google press release? How can a respected news source make comments like:

‘Google News looks set to become the de facto news site for most mobile internet users.’

Er, leaving aside the speculative nature of that comment… allow me a moment of pedantry. What exactly is a ‘de facto’ news site? Terrible.

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