Google News launch in 2002
Google News made its debut on September 22, 2002, after several months of experiments with ranking and organizing technology by Krishna Bharat, who was working on Google Product Search at the time of the attacks on New York and Washington, D.C., on September 11, 2001. A self-described "news junkie," Bharat found it difficult in the days after September 11 to find news content from multiple points of view, and decided to work on something that would organize that content.
Clearly, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers did not win the Super Bowl in September 2002; that didn't happen until January 2003. But the look and feel of the Google News site in this example was as it was in September at launch.
September 22, 2010 4:00 AM PDT
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| Caption by: Tom Krazit
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