What are some alternatives?
When comparing Timeline and Google News, you can also consider the following products
Aeon Timeline - "The timeline tool for creative thinking. Capture, create and explore ideas."
Digg - Digg delivers the most interesting and talked-about stories on the Web right now.
Sutori - Sutori is the easiest way to create an interactive story collaboratively.
Unfiltered.news - What the world is talking about, visualized graphically
Newslines - Newslines lets people create shared timelines on any person, product or news event.
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.