Google News for Spain will be nothing but a memory after December 16th. The tech titan has announced that it's shutting down the service in the country, half a month before what's dubbed as the "Google tax" law takes effect on January 1st, 2015. This law, which the parliament passed in October, will require Google to pay websites for publishing any part of their content (even if it's just a headline) on its News page. It doesn't matter if a publisher doesn't agree with the law either: nobody can opt out. Instead of paying up, though, the company has chosen to kill the service completely -- it claims it doesn't make money from News as it doesn't display ads on the site, so shelling out money for licensing fees isn't viable. Also, Google will stop showing Spanish websites in any edition of News, even if it's for another Spanish-speaking country.