What are some alternatives?
When comparing Newslines and Google News, you can also consider the following products
Timeline - Timeline is a cross-platform application for displaying and navigating events on a timeline.
Digg - Digg delivers the most interesting and talked-about stories on the Web right now.
Aeon Timeline - "The timeline tool for creative thinking. Capture, create and explore ideas."
Unfiltered.news - What the world is talking about, visualized graphically
Sutori - Sutori is the easiest way to create an interactive story collaboratively.
News360 - News360 is a smart news app for your phone or tablet that learns what you like and brings you stories from across the web.