Facebook’s Breaking News App Is Almost Here (Report)

Facebook’s breaking news app dubbed Notify, which has been in the works for a few months, is reportedly ready to launch. The Financial Times says it’s coming next week, with a handful of news partners including CBS, Comedy Central, and…

Twitter Launches New Curated ‘Moments’

Twitter just announced a new feature called Moments, which are curated stories made up of tweets, images, videos, Vines, and GIFs. These are curated by both Twitter and select partners like Bleacher Report, Buzzfeed, Entertainment Weekly, Fox News, Getty Images,…

Google Updates First Click Free Policy

Google introduced its “First Click Free” policy nearly a decade ago to help paywall-using publishers better monetize their content. It lets users see a little bit of content for free without giving them free access to everything. The idea is…

WordPress.com Gets A New Action Bar

WordPress.com has a new action bar, which makes it easier for readers to follow blogs of interest and for bloggers to make changes to their own sites. If you’re a blog visitor, and you’re on a WordPress.com blog that you’re…

Infographic Looks At How People Use Twitter for News

We know that Twitter is looking to get into the breaking news game in a big way. People already use Twitter as a main source for their news, and the company is taking steps to make it an even bigger…

Facebook Reportedly Working on Standalone Breaking News App

Facebook is working on yet another standalone app, according to a report from Business Insider. The app, which is apparently just beginning to enter testing, is designed for publishers to send out breaking news alerts to users who choose to…

Twitter Is Testing A Trending News Tab

Twitter is reportedly testing a new “News” tab in its iOS and Android apps, which appears alongside the notifications tab, and gives users quick access to a section called “Trending News,” which shows news stories directly from publishers. The feature,…

Law That Forced Google News To Shut Down In Spain Has Really Screwed Things Up

Back in December, Google announced that it was shutting down Google News in Spain as the result of a new law in that country that requires every Spanish publication to charge Google and other news aggregation services to show snippets…

You’re About to See More Instant Articles on Facebook

Back in May, Facebook announced its Instant Articles initiative – basically a program to get major publications like the New York Times, NBC News, and The Atlantic to let Facebook host their content. Since then, Facebook has published a handful…