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Google is latest tech giant to claim space in mobile news

Technology giants including Apple, Facebook, Snapchat and now Google want to take charge of how we get and see news on our phones. Google on Wednesday was the latest company to announce a news-focused tool. It is designed to speed up how fast stories appear on a phone's screen after a Google search. It's not widely available yet, but could emerge as a key source of traffic and ad revenue for publishers, and not just news providers, as people increasingly rely on their handheld gadgets. Google is following several other trendsetters that already have put their own twists on how news flows through phones. Facebook in May started testing "Instant Articles," which load news...