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Microsoft News Pro brings iOS users "hyper-relevant news" for their work

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Microsoft's News Pro app was launched on the App Store Tuesday, going against Apple's own News app. What makes this different from Apple News and any other news app? Microsoft calls it "hyper-relevant news for your work." The app calls on Bing to find news that deals with your career, and nothing else.

Users sign in using their LinkedIn or Facebook app, and with their profile, a  custom news feed is created. The app is offered by the same Microsoft Garage development team that created the Mimicking Alarm Clock for Android. The Microsoft News app is available only in the U.S., although the browser version can be seen anywhere.

Microsoft News Pro will give you a list of top stories and a tab with new topics. It also uses your social media profile to figure out topics and sites that it figures you would want to read. The app is only going to be offered on iOS (no Android, no Windows Phone), although the web version, as we just said above, will work on any browser.


If you need to know the latest news for the hell of it, there is the Apple News app. If you need to know what is going on for work, there is Microsoft News Pro.


source: MicrosoftNews

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