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  • Sign Of The Times: The New York Times Debuts An HTML5 Web App For iPad

    Sign Of The Times: The New York Times Debuts An HTML5 Web App For iPad

    The New York Times this morning announced a new HTML5 web app for iPad, rounding out their lineup of web and tablet products for digital subscribers. The Times is soliciting feedback from its users about the app and its features, which suggests that it’s looking at this as a way to experiment with a non-native delivery method, but isn’t quite sure about how consumers will respond. Read More

  • Tablet Owners Read More News, Longer Articles: Report

    Tablet Owners Read More News, Longer Articles: Report

    A new study from Pew Research claims that the more devices we use, the more news we consume. In fact, rather than splitting the time spent consuming news between, say, a smartphone and a tablet, most users who own both devices tend to double the amount of time spent reading the news. According to the report, which was based on a survey of 9,513 U.S. adults conducted from June-August 2012… Read More

  • Huffington Post Now Has Its Own “Labs” Site For Online News Experiments

    Huffington Post Now Has Its Own “Labs” Site For Online News Experiments

    News publishers are becoming tech companies, right down to the Google Labs style experimental sites: The New York Times Company Research & Development Lab, The Globe Lab, WapPo Labs… And now there’s HuffPost Labs, which will unveil its first project today: Highlights, a collection of the most popular sentences from articles and blog posts across the Huffington Post empire. Read More

  • The 16-Year Itch: Microsoft, NBC Call It Quits, NBC Gets Custody Of MSNBC.com

    The 16-Year Itch: Microsoft, NBC Call It Quits, NBC Gets Custody Of MSNBC.com

    They came together with a common worldview and complementary personalities. Then, as they grew older and grew apart, they still tried to make it work — for the sake of the child, at least. Now that that kid is a teenager, they’ve decided now is probably the best time to finally call curtains: After 16 years, Microsoft and NBC are parting ways in their joint news venture, and NBC… Read More

  • Curation Service Storify Partners With Pulse In First-Ever Syndication Deal

    Curation Service Storify Partners With Pulse In First-Ever Syndication Deal

    Storify, the startup that lets anyone “curate” stories from around the web by collecting posts from social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, is today announcing its first-ever syndication deal. Through a new partnership with popular news reader Pulse, Storify’s curated feeds will now appear within Pulse’s app, allowing readers to subscribe to curated… Read More

  • FLUD 2.0 Rolls Out To Android & Windows Phone, As Startup Readies Its Series A

    FLUD 2.0 Rolls Out To Android & Windows Phone, As Startup Readies Its Series A

    FLUD, the scrappy news reader backed by $1 million in seed funding, is today introducing FLUD 2.0 for Android and Windows Phone. FLUD 2.0, for those who don’t recall, was the big redesign that turned FLUD from being just another news reader into a true social news experience. Although participating in a crowded space, where it goes up against better-known brands like Flipboard, Zite… Read More

  • Backed By Lerer And SV Angel, Newsle Launches To Let You Track News About Your Friends

    Backed By Lerer And SV Angel, Newsle Launches To Let You Track News About Your Friends

    If you want to see what your friends or contacts are up to, you can check out Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Instagram for a realtime feed. But what if you want to read news about your friends? That’s a little bit trickier, which is why Newsle was born. Axel Hansen and Jonah Varon created the site in early 2011 as a way to find out more about what their friends and people they met at… Read More

  • Pressly Launches Electionism, A Tablet-Only HTML5 News Publication

    Pressly Launches Electionism, A Tablet-Only HTML5 News Publication

    Following its November launch, OnSwipe competitor (and TechCrunch Disrupt finalist) Pressly is bringing another major media outlet’s content to the tablet interface. The company is today announcing the launch of a new publication called Electionism. The app was built for the Media Lab, an internal product innovation team inside The Economist Group, which includes The Economist, CQ Roll… Read More

  • Comunitee: A New Social News Site For Mainstream Readers

    Comunitee: A New Social News Site For Mainstream Readers

    Does the world need another social news site? That’s the big question about today’s launch of Comunitee, a new beta destination for tracking the news you want to follow, commenting and sharing stories with your friends. I mean, it’s not like we already have Facebook, Twitter and Google+ for this, right? Well, not exactly. For those who want the full, real-time firehose of… Read More

  • With v2.0, Flud Wants To Do For Social News Reading What Spotify Is Doing For Music

    With v2.0, Flud Wants To Do For Social News Reading What Spotify Is Doing For Music

    You may be familiar with Flud as the news reader app that’s trying to build an appealing alternative to Flipboard and Pulse. Flud launched iOS platform back at the end of 2010 with a heavy focus on design — and a simple user interface. Fast Company even gave Flud the 2010 Design Award of The Year. The startup has since launched its social news sharing app on Android, raised $1… Read More

  • Personalized News Reader News360 2.0 Arrives On iPhone

    Personalized News Reader News360 2.0 Arrives On iPhone

    News360, the cross-platform news reader, is arriving on the iPhone today in version 2.0, after having been previously available on virtually all other platforms, including Android, the iPad, Windows Phone, the Web and even the BlackBerry PlayBook. With today’s launch, News360 is also adding support for logins, allowing you to sync your reading trends and behavior, (aka your… Read More