Mobile competition for news media isn’t other news entities; it’s Google Now | Gigaom

Google Now

Google’s information delivery features get stronger and stronger, and the amount it knows about the intended audience for that information grows larger. It’s like the web and Google News all over again, only worse.

Google has already been experimenting with news delivery, in some cases targeted to a user’s location, and it seems obvious that this kind of feature is intended for a range of mobile devices — including Google Glass. How is the average newspaper mobile app going to compete against that? The most a traditional media entity could hope for is that Google decides their updates are worth including in a Google News-style roundup delivered via Now or Glass — but how much loyalty is going to accrue to the actual media outlet that is the original source of that update?

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