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Chris Nuttall

RSS readers used to be the standard way for web users to collect and consume news from different sources, but the advent of tablets has brought personalised photo-rich magazine-style experiences rather than long RSS lists of headlines.

With traditional journalism in decline, the seven news aggregators reviewed here make a case that bots and social networks may be able to take the place of good editors by automatically providing a rich and more personalised news experience. Read more >>

Chris Nuttall

News apps that create magazine-style representations of your favourite feeds have been making daily news of their own this week.

Flipboard, a big hit on the iPad, launched its iPhone version on Wednesday, Google came out with its take on tablet-sized news with Currents on Thursday and now Zite has launched an iPhone app on Friday. Read more >>

Tech news from around the web:

Online retailer Amazon is set to launch a new version of its shopping website, according to The Next Web. The new website’s design has been adapted to appeal to tablet and PC owners, a sign, TNW believes, that the company could soon announce the launch of its own tablet device. Read more >>

Tech news from around the web:

  • Amazon.com is courting the world’s big  music companies as it seeks licensing deals that would help improve the online music service it launched Tuesday, according to the Wall Street Journal. The moves are also an attempt to calm the music groups’ concerns over the lack of notice of the online retailer’s plans, the WSJ says.

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