Bit.ly Inc. has announced the News.me app fortoday, it is now live on the app store.
News.me is a different kind of social news experience that shows you not just what your friends are sharing, but what they are reading as well. Have some friends with impeccable taste in music? Find out about new artists from the same places they do. Curious what Steven Johnson or Nicholas Kristof has been reading lately? Browse through their streams and find out. Everyone curates their Twitter experience to reflect their own unique set of interests, and with News.me you can see their curated view of the world. News.me offers a seamless interface for immersive reading, and uses science to find the most relevant content in every user’s stream.
News.me was developed by bitly in collaboration with The New York Times.
– Explore your own News.me stream based on the people you follow
– Explore others’ News.me streams to see the news that they are reading
– Access the News.me streams of notable users such as Steven Johnson and Nicholas Kristof
– Read full articles ad-free from major publishers like the New York Times
– View full text, images, and videos in an elegant and streamlined layout
– Save stories for later in your News.me reading list (or add to Instapaper)
– Personalized relevance filters using bitly data
– Browse and read the news offline
News.me charges a subscription fee to cover the costs of licensing great content from publishers such as The New York Times, AP, Business Insider, Gawker, and more.
How News.me Subscriptions Work:
– You can purchase a one-week subscription to News.me through the in-app store for $0.99 or a one-year subscription for $34.99.
– The payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase.
– Your subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period, and your account will be charged the same price you paid initially ($0.99 for a one-week subscription or $34.99 for a one-year subscription).
– You can manage your subscriptions and turn off auto-renewal by going to your iTunes Account Settings after purchase
– Subscriptions cannot be cancelled during the active subscription period
– Any unused portion of the free trial period will be forfeited when you purchase a subscription to News.me.