Google News Renews Deal To Host AP Stories

After more than half a year of “ongoing discussions,” Google (NSDQ: GOOG) has renewed its deal with the Associated Press to host AP articles on Google News. Google began to host material produced by the AP on the site three years ago, but the licensing deal expired in January and Google and the AP had been in and out of discussions since then about how to revise it.

At one point earlier this year, Google News stopped hosting new AP content, apparently expecting that the deal wouldn’t be renewed, although eventually, AP stories reappeared. AP CEO Tom Curley had also hinted that Google wasn’t willing to acquiesce to some of the AP’s demands, saying in October,