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Apple isn't the only one developing an exclusive news service for its mobile customers. Samsung has announced a partnership with Axel Springer, a publisher of European newspapers including Die Welt, Bild and Fakt, to develop a news platform called "UPDAY." It'll be exclusive to Samsung Galaxy devi...

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Flipboard gives you lots of different ways to find interesting reads. You can choose specific topics, publications, users and magazines, all of which contribute to your main "Cover Stories" feed. The problem is that when you see something you don't like, it's hard to remove it without unfollowing...

August 21st 2015 at 9:40am 0 Comments
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Here's the evolution of mobile news reading in a nutshell: First there were browsers; then RSS readers; and eventually we saw a slew of news reading apps like Flipboard, Feedly and Nuzzel that aimed to make it easier to discover and read news. Now Wildcard, an iPhone app that previously tried to t...

August 11th 2015 at 11:56pm 0 Comments
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Right now, the easiest way to read breaking news on your smartphone is to download a dedicated news reader app, something like Paper or Flipboard -- but rumor has it that Facebook is working on something different. According to Business Insider, Facebook is developing a decentralized news app that...

August 11th 2015 at 7:57pm 0 Comments
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Do you read news on Facebook instead of a dedicated site, or catch breaking stories on Twitter instead of TV? You're not alone. Pew's latest study shows that 63 percent of American Facebook and Twitter users rely on the social networks as news sources -- at least an 11 percent jump from two years...

July 15th 2015 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Facebook's about to make it easier for you to find and share links while you're on the move. The social network has updated its iPhone application with a new feature that lets users search for articles, videos and other web content using keywords. As pictured above, typing a couple of words about...

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Google's efforts to improve internet journalism are going far, far beyond a special YouTube feed. The search firm has officially launched the Google News Lab, an initiative that helps reporters collect and publish news online. The Lab shows journalists how to use Google tools like data visualize...

June 22nd 2015 at 11:02am 0 Comments
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Last year Facebook debuted a very handy "muting" feature for its News Feed service that allowed users to stop receiving updates from specific people and pages without actually unfriending them. Today, Facebook has quietly begun testing a complimentary News Feed settings function that actively prom...

June 18th 2015 at 1:08pm 0 Comments
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CNN already announced its intent to make drones part of news coverage. It's not the only media outlet looking to leverage the UAVs, though, as a group of 15 other companies are partnering with Virginia Tech to conduct trials of their own. The university's facility in Bealeton, Virginia is one of t...

June 16th 2015 at 4:28pm 0 Comments
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In an unsurprising revelation, it turns out your Facebook news feed is watching you almost as much as you watch it. The Menlo Park-based company announced today that it is "improving" its news feature by taking into account not just whether someone liked or commented on an article but also by how...

June 12th 2015 at 11:03pm 0 Comments
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Internet connectivity in our pockets has become one of the single most important shifts in modern society because it has allowed everyone to be connected to information and to reach other 24 hours a day. My personal kryptonite as a multimedia journalist has been of course, the frontier of news apps...

June 11th 2015 at 2:47pm 0 Comments
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. Today at WWDC Apple announced a Flipboard-like news curator called, wait for it, Apple News. Like Facebook's Instant Articles push, it includes articles specifically built for the app, but can also pull in content from elsewhere on the internet. The New York Times will push 30 free articles throu...

June 8th 2015 at 1:58pm 0 Comments