All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘news readers’

There’s A Lot Going On With Flipboard

There’s A Lot Going On With Flipboard

Flipboard, the popular news-reading app, has been adding quite a few features to its user experience. Notably, they launched a web version earlier this year, and followed that with private group magazines, making it a better tool for businesses, classrooms, clubs, friends, and families. More recently, they added a “compose” button, which lets users ask readers questions, quote from a …

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Here’s What You Can Now Do With Flipboard Magazines

Popular news reader app Flipboard is now letting users make their “magazines” more personal by adding text, images, or links from the web. There’s a new “compose” icon inside the magazine covers. These enable users to ask their readers questions, quote from a story, share thoughts on an article or put it in context, tell readers about changes to the …

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LinkedIn Builds New Pulse App Around Your Professional Network

LinkedIn just unveiled a new version of its popular Pulse news reader app on iOS and Android. They’ve completely redesigned it from the ground up with a focus on personalized news based on the user’s professional network. Pulse co-founder Akshay Kothari says this is basically the app they wanted to build when they first joined LinkedIn two years ago. “It’s …

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LinkedIn Gives Pulse News Reader A Big Refresh

LinkedIn announced a redesign of Pulse, its news reader product, which it acquired last year, and then replaced LinkedIn Today with. “Our new design is a purposeful one,” said LinkedIn’s Akshay Kothari in a blog post. “With clean, uncluttered text, offset by strong images, and a smooth scrolling feature, we’re putting the emphasis where it belongs: on the content itself. …

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Facebook Launches Update For Paper

Facebook has launched a new blog for its Paper app, with the first post announcing an update to version 1.1. This is now available in the Apple App Store. The company launched the news reader app in January, and added some additional features in March. The new version adds support for birthdays and events, photo comments, group updates, and nine …

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Flipboard Acquires Zite From, Partners With CNN

Flipboard has acquired news reader Zite from CNN, and the two have partnered to put more content from CNN personalities on the Flipboard app. “As a news-loving entrepreneur, I’ve long admired the work of both of these companies: Zite has always amazed me with its ability to give readers great content centered around specific topics—tens of thousands of them—and CNN …

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Facebook Updates Paper App With New Features

Facebook has released a new update for its Paper news reader app. It will now let users share articles via Facebook Messages, text message or email, and turn sound effects off. It also now supports languages that use multi-stage input, including Chinese, Japanese and Korean. The app was first released on February 3rd, and is only available for iPhone in …

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Google Kills Currents, Sends Users To Google Play Newsstand

Google continues to shift its users of various news consumption products to different ones. Google famously killed Google Reader last year in a bold and controversial move (that many would probably still question) that sent users to various other RSS readers not owned by Google. Now another Google news reader is dead. Google announced Google Play Newsstand in November as …

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Klout Just Turned Into A Social News Reader

Klout just got a big redesign. Head over to Klout.com now, and you’ll see a page encouraging you to “Create and share great content.” The change is billed as being about “creating content,” though as far as I can tell, it’s mostly about sharing stuff. It gives you a news feed of stories tailored to what you supposedly have “klout” …

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Facebook Enters News Reader Space With ‘Paper’

There’s been talk all month that Facebook would soon launch a news reader app called Paper, and the company has now made the official announcement. It won’t be available until February 3rd, and it’s only for iPhone in the U.S. for now. The company describes Paper as a way to help you “explore and share stories from friends and the …

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Google Reader Alternative Spotlight: Feedspot

Google Reader has been officially gone for a whole month now, but there is likely still a lot of experimentation going on when it comes to alternative tools for consuming news and blog content. We’ve certainly discussed a number of them here. Today, we’re going to take a look at Feedspot, which in some ways looks very similar to others …

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Feedly Fixes A Bunch Of Stuff, Says Mini Toolbar Will Be Back In The Fall

Feedly announced a bunch of fixes it has made to various features, and that it is working on bringing the mini toolbar back. The feature which went missing weeks ago (around the time Google Reader finally went down, actually), was one of the best parts about Feedly, as it let you easily add feeds from whatever site you happened to …

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Feedly Launches Web Version, Announces All Users Now On Feedly Cloud

Earlier this week, Feedly began pointing users to a message about its migration to the Feedly Cloud, as it stops depending on Google Reader. Users were advised to make sure they have the most up-to-date versions. More on all of that here. Today, Feedly announced in a blog post that Feedly Cloud is now available to all users, and there …

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Feedly Issues ‘Important’ Update About Google Reader Migration

Last week, news came out that Feedly had become self-reliant, as in no longer relying on Google Reader to function. The following message appeared on the app page in the App Store: “Now powered by the feedly cloud. Let’s all wish a happy retirement to Google Reader.” Now, Feedly has started showing a link at the top of its desktop …

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News360 Looks To Replace Your Google Reader By Being Something Different

Google Reader is almost officially dead. Just a few more short weeks, and it will be gone forever (it goes away on July 1st, in case you needed a reminder). Since Google broke users’ hearts back in March, announcing the product’s demise, other companies have been rushing to provide an adequate replacement for users who aren’t willing to give up …

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Feedly, In Its Quest To Become Your Google Reader Replacement, Discusses Upcoming Features

Google Reader users who haven’t moved on to alternatives will soon have to face reality. Google Reader will be no more in less than a month. Feedly, an early favorite (to some) to fill the void, provided users with an update on its plans today. Feedly’s roadmap for the rest of the year includes getting faster, improving its search feature, …

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Bloglovin’ Aims To Get Some Google Reader Users With New Apps

Bloglovin’, one of the many news reader apps that would like to get some of Google Reader’s users on board as the service dies, has launched new apps for iPad and Android. Previously, it was only available on mobile via iPhone and web apps. “With the new bloglovin iPad & Android apps, you can add any blog on the web …

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Betaworks Follows Digg Purchase With Instapaper Acquisition

Betaworks, the company behind Bit.ly, news.me, Chartbeat, and now Digg, has added Instapaper to is portfolio. Instapaper has served as a nice complement to news readers like Google Reader (or whatever you’re using these days). It’s great for when you find things you want to read later that you didn’t actually get to through your reader, and don’t have easy …

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Flipboard Gets A Big Overhaul On iOS With 2.0

Flipboard has launched a big overhaul with version 2.0, which transforms the reading experience to something of a creation/curation experience. Now, in addition to reading news in a magazine-like format, you can create your own magazine-like experiences based on your interests. “When you search, we instantly create a magazine out of your results. It’s faster, more visual, and easier to …

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Making A News Reader For Android? You’ll Want To Watch This

Google is killing off Google Reader on July 1. The move opens an opportunity for somebody, maybe Digg, to come up with a news reader of their own. Now the very same company that’s killing the most popular RSS reader on the net is now offering suggestions for developers building their own news readers: Join Nick Butcher, Adam Koch and …

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Flipboard Gets Optimized For Android Tablets

Flipboard announced today that it has updated its Android app to deliver an experience that is optimized for tablets. “Now anyone with a Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1, GALAXY Tab series, Nexus 10 or other seven-inch or larger tablet that runs Android, can download Flipboard for free on the Google Play Store,” the company says. “Additionally, current Samsung tablet or Note …

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Flipboard For Android Improves, Users Want A Bit More

Flipboard launched (out of beta) in the Google Play Store in June, and quickly became a popular download. It’s received nearly 28,000 reviews in Google Play, and has an overall rating of 4 1/2 out of 5 stars. The app recently received some updates, with the latest one on Sunday, according to the Google Play Store. In the “What’s New” …

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Yahoo: Forget Livestand, Use Axis

Yahoo thinks it can compete in the mobile browser space, and has apparently decided not to worry about competing in the tablet news reader space – at least not as directly. Actually, it would probably be more accurate to say that Yahoo wants to compete in news reading, browsing and search all from one app – Axis, which it introduced …

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Google Currents Launched For Android And iOS

Earlier today, we referenced a report that indicated Google would be releasing its new news reader app (and Flipboard competitor) Currents on Friday. Well, Google went ahead and decided to announce it today. It’s been introduced as a new app for Android devices, iPads and iPhones for online magazines. “We’ve worked with more than 150 publishing partners to offer full-length …

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