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
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