Google is testing a new feature by having trending topics in the sidebar of the Google News Sidebar.Some people are able to see this when logged in.Google already shows the relative popularity of news topics in Google Trends, but showing them in Google News is probably more helpful.
According to Chris Gaither, a spokesperson for Google, Search Engine Rountable first reported the potential feature's appearence last Friday. Gaither said that trending topics are one of many experiments Google is conducting in their redesign of the news homepage.
"At Google, we run anywhere from 50 to 200 experiments at any given time on our websites all over the world. Right now, we are running a small test of a new Google News homepage design." he said.
Looks like Google users will get to see a lot of new features in the near future.