Google’s ‘News Showcase’ Stalls in U.S. as Media Outlets Balk at Terms

A Google product that pays publishers to feature their content is almost a year behind its intended launch schedule in the U.S., as negotiations with some media outlets have bogged down, people familiar with the situation said.

Google News Showcase allows publishers to curate panels of related stories that appear on Google News and some other Google platforms. Links bring readers to news organizations’ websites and, in some cases, allow users free access to normally paywalled content.