SAN FRANCISCO, March 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- News Republic, the world's largest news provider with 1,650 licensed publishing partners globally, today launched version 6 (V6), bringing greater global and social features to its millions of users. With more than one million topics that can be uniquely customized to a user's preference, the new innovations bring together the widest news perspective with unmatched discoverability and an even more personally relevant experience.
Standout features that users can now enjoy include:
Truly Global News Access
News Republic is now the only news provider that gives its readers access to news sources from around the globe in one place. Users can now access publications from 53 countries and in 37 languages. Readers in the U.S. can expand their lens to read gun control stories from Australia, cricket news from India, or China news from the Asia Pacific region. Fifty thousand full news stories, 40,000 photographs and 1,500 videos are curated from licensed partners every day. All of this is uniquely personalized to each reader through choices in topics, key words, and even sources: News Republic's algorithmic intelligence learns what readers care about and delivers their most relevant news.
News Republic socializes the news like no other. It harnesses community intelligence to ensure readers discover, engage with and learn more about the topics that matter to them. Its fast and fluid interface makes sharing and interacting easy. Not only can readers see what those around them are recommending, commenting on and reacting to, but News Republic now also connects its readers with Expert super-users on the topics they care about. Rather than just have the media dictate the topics of the day, the community of readers decides what's important to them, amplifying both the relevance and discoverability of news content.
News Republic is keeping its fingers on the pulse of what readers care about through polls published within its app as well as global reader surveys. With the ability to poll a global audience instantly, it is uncovering what people care about by country, region and worldwide. In the past month, thousands of global users weighed in on the best movie of 2016 (The Revenant), and nearly 25,000 voted on the top tech to watch in 2016 (virtual reality). U.S. users weighed in on whether they were worried about a U.S. bomb attack from Korea (no), whether El Chapo will escape from prison for a third time (yes), and which Republican presidential candidate they would be most proud of to represent our country (none). Results are available to the voting audience immediately.
"We believe that news is global in nature, and that people should look beyond their backyard to discover what is universally relevant, and personally important," said Gilles Raymond, News Republic CEO. "We continue to innovate our offering to ensure we are providing the content and experience that readers are looking for – and V6 maps to everything our users have been telling us is important to them."
News Republic is focused on bringing value to the entire news ecosystem. For consumers, it delivers unprecedented news access with a very personalized and community-driven lens. For publishers, it does not scrape RSS feeds, but instead drives global readership, exposure and revenue, for their powerful content. For device manufacturers, it delivers unparalleled content and UI. The award-winning app can be downloaded today for iOS and Android on smartphones, tablets and wearables.
About News Republic
News Republic is the world's largest news provider with 1,650 licensed publishing partners globally, including AFP, Al Jazeera, Associated Press, BBC, Bloomberg, CNN, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, India Today, The Jerusalem Post, Reuters and Russia Times. Through its award-winning News Republic and Appy Geek apps, its millions of readers all over the world have access to more than 50,000 stories, 40,000 photographs and 1,500 videos a day – from 53 countries and in 37 languages – in a highly discoverable and customized news flow for a wide perspective on the world. News Republic was awarded Best Mobile Media Publishing App at Mobile World Congress 2015 and is available on iOS and Android wearables, smartphones and tablets. For more information, please visit http://www.news-republic.com/ and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn.
SOURCE News Republic