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Feed Reader Reeder 2 for OSX Now in Public Beta

April 11th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · News Reader → No Comments

Many of image-13795164056HeBrx[1]the news reader apps which depended on Google Reader managed to adapt and survive within weeks of the Readerpocalypse last Jule, and Reeder was no exception.

This popular app for OSX and iOS gained its independence from Google Reader last April, and it’s back on my desk again today with the news of a major new release. Reeder 2, the new and much improved app, is now available for OSX. This is strictly a beta release, so caveat emptor.
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Feedly Announces New Integration with IFTT Competitor Zapier

April 8th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · News Reader → No Comments

Feedly has zapier-plus-feedly[1]long offered more sharing options than even the now defunct Google Reader, and today they added a slew of new options. The leading news reader service has just announced new integration with Zapier, a web automation service.
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BlogLovin Raises $7 Milion in Series A Funding Round

April 3rd, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · News Reader → 1 Comment

Proving thatlogo-bloglovin[1] there is more to news readers than Feedly, niche blog reader service Bloglovin announced that they had raised a $7 million in funding.
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Google Newsstand Updated

April 2nd, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Google, News Reader → No Comments

Google google newsstandrolled out an update today for their 5 month old Flipboard competitor.

According to the changelog, the update includes a number of subtle improvements and bug fixes, including new support for rtl languages and a new home screen widget. But according to my source, the update adds a number of interface changes.
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Facebook Reveals Why They Killed the new News Feed Last Year

March 30th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Facebook, News Reader → 3 Comments

Whenfacebook thumb down Facebook tested a new news feed last year, many people loved it. It featured large images, a clean design, and looked wonderful.

Many missed that design when Facebook killed it, and it wasn’t until today that we learned why FB never adopted it. It turns out that Facebook passed on it not because of revenue, as some would have you believe, but because it didn’t work well for most users.
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HTC’s News Reader App Will Soon be Available for All Android Devices

March 26th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · HTC, News Reader → No Comments

HTC blinkfeedlaunched a new smartphone yesterday, and along with an impressive piece of hardware they also unveiled new versions of their proprietary camera, news and other apps. Some time in the near future those apps will be available for all Android devices.

This includes Blinkfeed, HTC’s news reader app.
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Flyne The Offline Reader Updated

March 17th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · News Reader → No Comments

The flynedemise of Google Reader last year spurred the creation of any number of news reader apps, but none are quite like Flyne.

This service, which launched last Fall as an Android app, gathers news articles and blog posts for you to read based on the links shared by the people you follow on Twitter. (It also pulls content from your Feedly account, but so do many apps.) You’ll have to pay $1.99 to get the twitter feature, and another $.99 to add your Feedly account.
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Japanese News Reader App Gunosy Raises $12 Million in Funding

March 15th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Gunosy, News Reader → No Comments

The 2012111411-280x205[1]Japanese telecom KDDI announced earlier this week that it had invested in Gunosy , a 3-year-old startup. The amount of funding and the terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but sources have estimated that it was in the range of $12 million to $14 million USD.
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InoReader Launches Updated Chrome Extension, Android App

March 12th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · News Reader → 2 Comments

InoReader is inoreader logoone of the many independent news reader services that launched following the demise of Google Reader (it’s still thriving in the shadow of Feedly), and it came across my desk today with the news of a couple updates.
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NewsBlur v4.0 Adds New Menu, Gestures, Sharing Options

March 10th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · ipad app, iPhone app, News Reader → No Comments

NewsBlur avatar_61949be6aadf_128[1]is one of those apps that did quite well before Google Reader shut down last year and it has thrived since then. This news reader app is back in the news again today with the launch of a major new release.

NewsBlur v4.0 features a new dashboard in the iPad app, new gestures, including one for the iPad, new preview options, and an improved landscape mode for reading on the iPad
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