Reading news as a competitive sport



You earn badges by reading articles on specific topics. The more you read, the more stars appear on a badge.

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There are more than 500 badges available to suit a wide range of topicsOn news.google.com, Google will keep track of what you readYou can easily share your badges on your new Google+ account

(CNN) -- Reading news articles just became "gamified." With new features on Google News, reading news articles has turned into a game where readers are rewarded with news badges based on their read