Over the last eight months, the team behind the popular News360 app has been working day in and day out on a complete overhaul of the company’s iPad application. Like similar apps, News360 condenses the Web and makes it easier for users to discover news stories across a wide range of topics. “It’s no surprise that dozens of companies are sprouting up solely to tackle the problem of content overload,” said Roman Karachinsky, CEO, News360. “But no one has quite been able to figure it out yet. So we took a brand new approach, and put to work some of the brightest minds in the business. Using machine learning and AI to understand how people relate to content, these classically trained linguists, mathematicians, data scientists and geeks created a platform that accurately predicts what you’ll be interested in before anyone else. It’s a real-time stream of every story you need to prepare yourself for the day ahead.” The redesigned News360 app is available now for free in Apple’s App Store. Read on for the company’s press release. More →
News360 announced on Tuesday that the second generation of its popular news client is now available for the iPhone and Android smartphones. We are big fans of the app here at BGR and have used News360 2.0 on Honeycomb tablets and the iPad for keeping track of our favorite news sites as well as social networks, including Google, Facebook and Twitter. News360 2.0 is capable of pulling in content from Evernote, too, if you use that client for taking notes. Version 2.0 allows users to sync their interest graph, which is automatically generated based on the content you view, with your phone or tablet. “On tablets and on the web, our ‘reverse search engine’ approach that monitors the web for things that might be relevant to you, has helped our users get the stories that matter to them without losing the big picture,” News360 CEO Roman Karachinsky said. “We know you don’t have time to get to everything you want to do. So we’ve made sure you can read what you want, when you want it, no matter what device you are using.” A video of the app in action can be found after the break along with the full press release.
UPDATE: It looks like there was an error in the press release — the new version is 3.0. More →
In a world packed with more news aggregation services and RSS readers than we could ever need, only a few manage to rise to the top. News360 is an example of one such service, and we have mentioned it several times here on BGR. The app is available across multiple platforms including iOS, Android, QNX and Windows Phone, and has become a very popular option thanks to its beautiful UI and its unique approach to news delivery. Historically, the app has provided users with news collected from more than 5,000 sources across a variety of categories, weeding through them and presenting each story from a single source. Readers looking to delve deeper into a story can then browse through a list of other publications that have covered it, and then read the stories as they choose. Now, News360 does all that and more, as the just-released News360 2.0 adds personalization services as well as a Web app, opening the service up to anyone with a PC and an Internet connection. What’s more, the service can now analyze your activity across social networks to create an interest graph and custom tailor news for each individual user. “We don’t just look at your ‘Likes’, we look at a wide swath of actions: bookmarks, subscriptions, and the items you share to gain an understanding of what you like to read,” News 360 CEO Roman Karachinsky said in a statement. ”This process is completely transparent: we’ll show you what your interest graph looks like and let you edit it to refine your experience even further.” These new features are now available for the iPad and Honeycomb versions of the app, as well as the new Web app. News360′s full press release follows below. More →