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Newsy Upgrades iPad App: Faster Loading Times, Push Notifications, One-Tap Sharing

Newsy Upgrades iPad App: Faster Loading Times, Push Notifications, One-Tap Sharing | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
News junkie? Smart enough to realize you should check multiple sources covering the same news item to absorb as much information about the topic at hand as you possible can? iPad owner, by any chance? If you’re like me and that results in three ‘checks’, you definitely need to give the new iPad app from Newsy a whirl.

A multi-source mobile video news provider, Newsy today debuts version 3.0 of its iPad application, which was first launched in April 2010.
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Bit.ly and New York Times launches iPad app News.me - Will you pay weekly for social news? » TNW Apps

Bit.ly and New York Times launches iPad app News.me -  Will you pay weekly for social news? » TNW Apps | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
News.me is a social news service built on top of Twitter, creating a stream of the ‘best’ news being shared by people you follow. In addition to people who you already follow, the app suggests ‘featured users’, such as well-known VC Fred Wilson, Digg founder Kevin Rose and AOL’s Arianna Huffington.
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Are Apps Like Flipboard the Future of Media?

Are Apps Like Flipboard the Future of Media? | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
Apps like Flipboard and Zite are showing traditional media entities what readers really want when it comes to mobile content consumption: smart aggregation, customization and personalization, and a better interface.
Why wouldn’t an iPad user just pull in content from hundreds of outlets — via RSS or Twitter, and then read it in Flipboard or Zite? That is the bottom line media outlets are faced with.
The aggregation, personalization and customization that such apps allow is the future of content consumption, and traditional media outlets better figure out how to ride that wave or be crushed by it.
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News curation apps for the iPad - Phil Bradley reviewing Flipboard, Pulse, Zite, Flud, TheFeed & Newsrack.

News curation apps for the iPad - Phil Bradley reviewing Flipboard, Pulse, Zite, Flud, TheFeed & Newsrack. | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
Flipboard, Pulse, Zite, Flud; all free apps that you can download onto your iPad to keep you up to date with your own news interests. They will generally get their data directly from your own resources - your Twitter or Facebook account, or they'll provide you with the option of choosing subject areas, and then you can indicate if you like a subject, which will then affect the information returned in the future.
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From Curation to Publishing & Videocasting: Flipboard Flips Oprah Effect – Raises $50M | SiliconANGLE

From Curation to Publishing & Videocasting: Flipboard Flips Oprah Effect – Raises $50M | SiliconANGLE | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
Talk show sensation Oprah Winfrey is going to be a part of world’s first social magazine solely for the iPad , Flipboard. This marks the first time that Flipboard is allocating a section on the front page for a partner, in this case, Oprah, in addition to social mediums Facebook and Twitter.
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More data on The Daily: What’s prime time for iPad use? And which stories get tweeted the most?

More data on The Daily: What’s prime time for iPad use? And which stories get tweeted the most? | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
Within the app, The Daily’s pattern looks an awful lot like the old newspaper consumption pattern: in the morning before work and in the evenings after it. It’s increasingly clear that a successful tablet news app will need to somehow be optimized for a leisurely, at-home, lean-back environment.
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Hitpad app delivers the Internet’s most popular news to your iPad

Hitpad app delivers the Internet’s most popular news to your iPad | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
Hitpad collects and organizes the news based on what’s popular around the web. Using some proprietary algorithms, it determines what people are interested in on the Internet across various media sources, like Twitter and video. It then displays trending news topics in a column along the left side of the screen under a search bar.
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Flipboard and the end of "sourciness" - O'Reilly Radar

Flipboard and the end of "sourciness" - O'Reilly Radar | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
What likely will fuel Flipboard's success — is the platform's ability to seamlessly present the newly integrated social content without overly focusing on the original source or platform.
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Personalized iPad Magazine Zite Learns As You Read, Challenges Flipboard | Fast Company

Personalized iPad Magazine Zite Learns As You Read, Challenges Flipboard | Fast Company | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
Developed by university researchers, the technology behind Zite can learn your reading habits and personalize content based on your interests. It's like reading news on Flipboard--but with Pandora's brain.
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Introducing Zite, the iPad's Smartest Magazine Yet

Introducing Zite, the iPad's Smartest Magazine Yet | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
Watch out, Flipboard. As of Wednesday, you have some serious competition: a free app called Zite that is constantly learning what you like to read on the iPad and creating a magazine finely tailored to your needs.
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Murdoch’s “The Daily” – What Works, What Doesn’t (Most of It) « C-Scape

Murdoch’s “The Daily” – What Works, What Doesn’t (Most of It) « C-Scape | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
I couldn’t wait to get it because of my unwavering belief that the Tablet format will quickly become a significant platform for news and other timely information. I still believe that, but it’s despite The Daily and not because of it.
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How to curate Twitter content using Paper.li - Trafcom News - blip.tv

Donna Papacosta of Trafalgar Communications explains how to curate content, creating a newspaper-like daily publication, based on Twitter content.
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Are free digital content apps a free ride on Apple? How to move ...

Are free digital content apps a free ride on Apple? How to move ... | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
In the App Store, they all have (or would have, if Sony's app had been approved) one thing in common: they're represented by ...
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Hitpad's smart news browser for iPad gets personal - TNW Apps

Hitpad's smart news browser for iPad gets personal - TNW Apps | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
Hitpad has been updated with new features to make it more personal to you. Hitpad works by identifying current ‘trending’ news stories across a number of topics. You can then view written stories, photographs, videos and social content for each story. Previously, you’ve had to rely on Hitpad’s automatically generated decisions on what news makes it into the app, but not any more.
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News.Me, Social News Service, Debuts for iPad

News.Me, Social News Service, Debuts for iPad | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
News.me, the long-awaited social news service developed in collaboration with Betaworks, a technology incubator, and The New York Times Company, is ready for its debut.
News.me is a newsfeed that uses artificial intelligence to monitor what people are reading and learn what they like to read; it then provides articles and links that will probably be of interest.
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The Washington Post Launches Trove, A Personalized News Site | Business Wire

The Washington Post Launches Trove, A Personalized News Site | Business Wire | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
Trove, a free personalized news aggregation site launched today.
The site takes advantage of Facebook Connect to pull in a user’s interests as outlined by his or her Facebook profile to help jump start personalization. In the coming months, readers can expect to see more social media features and site capabilities with Facebook Connect.
Beyond algorithms, an editorial team selects news of the day— “Editors’ Picks”—to feature on Trove. Trove’s editors also create subject-based channels that feature recommended sources. And users can create their own channels.
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Wanted: A Smarter Alternative To Flipboard. Meet Taptu for iPad | Fast Company

Wanted: A Smarter Alternative To Flipboard. Meet Taptu for iPad | Fast Company | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
Sure, it's nice to have an RSS reader that looks good. And it's even better to have one that brings in your social news. But a killer reader does something else: it pulls from new sources you wouldn't have otherwise known existed.
Almost any news feed you imagine can be merged into a stream; in addition to lists of blogs and regular news sites, Taptu has user-curated lists of Twitter people by topic. You can add Facebook links to a stream too, allowing you follow a Facebook Page or person.
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Exclusive: Curation App Flipboard Confirms $50 Million Funding at $200 Million Valuation | AllThingsD

Exclusive: Curation App Flipboard Confirms $50 Million Funding at $200 Million Valuation | AllThingsD | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
Late last month, BoomTown posted about a huge venture funding effort by the high-profile and even more highly designed social media reading app for the Apple iPad, Flipboard.
Today, its co-founder and CEO Mike McCue confirmed the $50 million round at an eye-popping $200 million valuation, in a wide-ranging interview at the start-up’s Palo Alto, Calif., HQ.
McCue: "It is the best environment to consume curated real-time content for Twitter and Facebook, because of the user experience and social endorsement integration with the content."
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Will iPad & Tablets Be Our Sunday Paper?

Will iPad & Tablets Be Our Sunday Paper? | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
From Rupert Murdoch’s The Daily to the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, it seems more and more newspapers are turning to tablets in an effort to capture a fraction of our daily attention.
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Note to Media: Don't Fight Zite, Learn From It - Mathew Ingram at GigaOm

Note to Media: Don't Fight Zite, Learn From It - Mathew Ingram at GigaOm | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
Readers are looking for better ways of consuming content, and they aren’t getting it from traditional publishers. Why not learn from Zite and others like it instead of threatening to sue them?
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Social news reader My Taptu updated with content stream curation capability

Social news reader My Taptu updated with content stream curation capability | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
Taptu, the social media and mobile technology company which we know for their visual search product, updated its social news reader My Taptu. The main new thing of this release (version 1.3) is a new capability that lets users “DJ the news” by curating and creating their own content mixes from thousands of news sources.
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A Digital 'Magazine' With One Subscriber - A Review of Zite iPad App - WSJ.com

A Digital 'Magazine' With One Subscriber - A Review of Zite iPad App - WSJ.com | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
A new iPad app called Zite makes the news-gathering process a lot easier. The app crawls over half a million Web domains to find specific reading material that would be of interest to users, according to their social network and online reading behavior. Zite isn't just a mirror of your social-networking account. It figures out what you consider interesting according to your Twitter or Google Reader accounts, then fills your magazine with stories about similar topics.
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XYDO: Personalized News Hub With Quora Flavor - louisgray.com

XYDO: Personalized News Hub With Quora Flavor - louisgray.com | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
Continuing the mantra that the third wave of the Web is one of personalized news, streams and social experiences: XYDO is on the verge of launching what they call a personalized news network.
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The Future of News: Flipboard vs. The Daily

The Future of News: Flipboard vs. The Daily | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
Two iPad applications that supply news content to their audiences, Flipboard and The Daily, are highlighting the friction between new media and old, respectively.
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Yahoo Livestand Digital Newsstand: Hands On | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

Yahoo Livestand Digital Newsstand: Hands On | News & Opinion | PCMag.com | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
Yahoo showed off its Livestand digital newsstand here at Mobile World Congress, promising personalized content in an elegant format that will tap into the millions of Yahoo customers who access the company's content on mobile devices.
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