Mobiles Republic Powers HTC BlinkFeed™
World's leading mobile news syndicator, and maker of popular app, News Republic, named as the technology content provider bringing more than 1,500 licensed news sources to HTC One® smartphones
SAN FRANCISCO, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobiles Republic, the leading mobile news syndicator, today announced it is the technology and content provider powering HTC BlinkFeed, a new experience that creates a customizable live stream of news and social updates on the home screen of the new HTC One smartphone, now available in U.S. AT&T and Sprint stores.
"Smartphone users immerse themselves in a constant stream of updates, news and information, but very little of that stream could be customized or seen on the home screen, until now," said Drew Bamford, Assistant Vice President of User Experience at HTC. "We have re-imagined the mobile experience to reflect users' desires to tailor material to their needs. The new HTC One smartphone's HTC BlinkFeed user interface, including content syndicated from Mobiles Republic, gives people a taste of the future right now."
HTC BlinkFeed is a new user experience that transforms the home screen into a single live stream of personally-relevant information such as social updates, entertainment and lifestyle updates, news and photos. HTC BlinkFeed aggregates fresh content from relevant and interesting sources, allowing consumers to snack on information, without the need to jump between multiple applications and web sites. To enable this new dynamic approach, HTC has worked with Mobiles Republic to offer regional and global news content from an extensive line up of the most innovative media companies in the world.
"We are tremendously proud to have been selected by HTC to provide HTC BlinkFeed news content from our more than 1,500 licensed news partners from around the globe," said Gilles Raymond, Chief Executive Officer, Mobiles Republic. "Our innovative approach for news syndication and the full Mobiles Republic content delivery ecosystem is a good fit with HTC's focus on the user experience enhanced in HTC BlinkFeed."
About Mobiles Republic
Mobiles Republic is a leading mobile technology and content solutions provider of top-brand content from more than 1,500 leading media sources such as AOL, Associated Press, and CBS Interactive. The company delivers more than 10,000 articles each day to users of smart phones and tablets. Mobiles Republic has developed TagNav©, a semantic search and semantic targeting solution the drives the Mobiles Republic news engine in 6 languages. The company, with offices in Bordeaux, France, San Francisco, CA and around the globe, is the publisher of mobile apps including News Republic, Appy Geek, Appy Gamer, Sports Republic, and Glam Life – all now optimized for iPAD, Android and Windows 8 tablets.
For more information, visit www.mobilesrepublic.com. To learn more, follow Mobiles Republic on Twitter: @MobilesRep, or visit www.mobilesrepublic.com and see News Republic Youtube video. Editorial inquiries: Jody@mobilesrepublic.com.
HTC, HTC BlinkFeed and HTC One are the trademarks of HTC Corporation.
SOURCE Mobiles Republic
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