Here’s a neat little video that chronicles all the things that Google does. It’s alittle old, – from March – but it still gets the same information accross, and nothing drastic has changed. If anything there’s probably a few more things to add to the list.
One thing I will say is that Google News is not a Google Hosted news service. It is simply a popular news aggregator. Sure it uses a propitiatory algorithm to rank the news in an unknown way, but anyone whose spent any time on Google News knows that the headlines reflect the same event, but the source links are constantly changing, and you can view all things related to a specific topic.
So you could take it one step further and say that Google is showing us what to read in the news, but I don’t feel that’s whats happening.
Also, I don’t feel that Google is doing anything remotely “evil” because all this stuff is information you freely give them. Whatever, it’s late, I’m tired, and I support Google, so goodnight.