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Google begins promoting fast-loading AMP news articles

by Staff Reporter
25 Feb 2016 at 07:33hrs | Views
Google has begun promoting web-based news articles that comply with its effort to make pages load more quickly on mobile devices.

Stories coded according to the Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) initiative's guidelines appear in a dedicated carousel in the firm's search results.

It says this will help the public find pages that load "blazingly fast".

However, it is likely to disadvantage sites that opt not to take part.

Google's chief executive Sundar Pichai also told an audience in Paris that his firm would offer to defend news organisations against distributed denial of services attacks.

DDoS attacks involve a perpetrator flooding a site with traffic to knock it offline, and often involve hijacked PCs to bolster the assault's force.

Source - BBC