Notice anything new on the Google News page? It no longer says “beta,” as it has since its launch in September 2002. The company announced yesterday that it was taking Google News out of beta. It also announced the addition of “Personalized Search” for news (beta, of course). If you sign up for personalized search, you will receive recommended news stories on Google News based on past stories you have read.

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.