Just got an email from the Google News Information team, and excited to share with the rest of you:
Great news! We've added your site (http://www.hostingdiscussion.com/blog/) to Google News. The inclusion of your articles should be processed within the next few weeks. Please retain this message and refer to it should you have any issues with your site in Google News.
Google News Information
It might sound silly to some, but it certainly made my day. Not sure how and if this will impact HostingDiscussion.com at all, but I think there is nothing bad in being included in Google News search aggregate.