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SmartNews raises $92M at a $1.2B valuation

Looks like there’s still money to be made in news aggregation — at least according to the investors backing the news app SmartNews. The company is announcing the close of a $92 million round o

SmartNews’ head of product on how the news discovery app wants to free readers from filter bubbles

Since launching in the United States five years ago, SmartNews, the news aggregation app that recently hit unicorn status, has quietly built a reputation for presenting reliable information from a wid

SmartNews’ latest news discovery feature shows articles from across the political spectrum

Even before the 2016 election, political polarization was increasing, with Americans so entrenched in the news sources they rely on that the Pew Research Center said “liberals and conservatives inha

News discovery app SmartNews valued at $1.1B

SmartNews, an AI-powered news aggregation app, is the latest company to enter the unicorn club.

News discovery app SmartNews nabs another $38M, now valued at $500M-$600M

As large platforms like Facebook and Apple position themselves as the new go-to places to read news, an independent app that started in Japan has landed a new round of funding to raise its own game.

Microsoft Launches A Bing-Powered News App For iOS Devices, News Pro

Microsoft today unveiled yet another application aimed at iOS users, with the launch of a news application that greatly resembles Apple’s own News application that comes built into iOS 9. Ca

Japan’s SmartNews Raises Another $10M At A $320M Valuation To Expand In The U.S.

While general sites like Facebook, Twitter and Google stake their claims as news portals, apps focused squarely on reading news continue to duke it out. The latest development comes from SmartNews,