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News Right at Your (Web Browsing) Fingertips

News Right at Your (Web Browsing) Fingertips

Last year, we unveiled the fully personalized mobile News360 application, which was met with open arms by more than 4 million of you. Today, we are pleased to bring our intelligent news discovery experience to the web. News360.com, the web version of our app, has been completely rebuilt with a sleek new interface that’s specifically designed for desktop browsing with an image-heavy, seamless browsing experience. It’s the same advanced personalization and discovery you know and love in the mobile app now in your browsers. You can also sync your News360 accounts with via mobile device so you can pick up […]

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A 360 Degree Perspective: Summer Travel

This past weekend was Memorial Day, which means two things: 1) It’s officially OK to bust out your white shoes and 2) It’s time to start thinking about summer vacation. Whether you’re debating where to go, where you can afford to go or what everyone else’s travel plans are, there’s a lot of information out there. Today, we’re helping you get a lay of the land by sharing some of the travel articles we found most interesting. With the unemployment rate down from 10 percent at the height of the recession to (a still substantial) 7.5 percent, the AP calls […]

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Why It’s Hard to Give Up Google Reader

This is a post from our CEO, Roman Karachinsky. The internet is bubbling over with outcry at Google Reader’s demise, petitions to bring it back and the usual indignation, but it seems strange that people are still so attached to something that hasn’t really changed since it launched in 2005. How many other web-based products are you using that can claim the same? (Other than maybe Gmail, and even with that, there’s arguably been significant innovation.) The reality is, Google Reader is like a car with a manual gearbox. At some point in the beginning of the automotive era, most people […]

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Heading to SXSW on a High Note

It goes without saying that here at News360, we’re passionate about the news – and we’d be lying if we said that we’re not even more excited when the news turns out to be about us. This week, it just so happens that there’s quite a bit of good news to share. For starters, our CEO, Roman Karachinsky, met up with TechCrunch’s resident media expert Anthony Ha to demo our new Android app and talk about what’s next on the horizon for News360. You can check out their whole conversation on TechCrunch TV here. Meanwhile, we’re psyched to head over […]

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The Long Quest for Personalization, Part I

The Long Quest for Personalization, Part I

We at News360 have been working on news personalization for a long, long time now. The idea of tracking user interests based on reading behaviour, and using that data to recommend articles, sources and other things is very appealing – especially if you already have a lot of the basic building blocks with named entity extraction.   The obvious, naive idea is to just build a classification system.

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