Search giant to focus on helping publishers make money from the internet instead of digitising print titles.

This article titled “Google ditches newspaper archive plan” was written by Josh Halliday, for guardian.co.uk on Friday 20th May 2011 12.06 UTC

It was a key part in Google’s attempt to organise the world’s information – but the search giant has abandoned its ambitious plan to digitise hundreds of years of newspaper archives and make them available online.

After scanning millions of pages from more than 2,000 newspapers, Google has called time on its five-year-old plan, focusing instead on helping publishers make money from the internet.

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