Microsoft releases SNIPP3T, a new app for tracking celebrity news

By , Aug 9, 2014

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Microsoft has released a new app for the iPhone today called SNIPP3T. It describes the software as a ‘Celebrity News’ app, that aggregates all of the latest gossip on your favorite Hollywood stars from around the web into one convenient stream.

The app is actually really well designed, and as you can imagine, it’s heavily tied into Microsoft’s Bing search engine. Fans can read recent news articles on celebrities, subscribe to their news streams, and view curated Profile pages for more info…

For more context, here’s the App Store description:

SNIPP3T (pronounced “Snippet”) is a Celebrity News app that snips everything you want to know about your favorite celebrities from all over the web and puts it in one place.
– Subscribe to your favorite celebrity with one click, and the hottest stories about them will show up in your personalized stream of headlines.
– Tap on a celebrity to view their detailed profiles and explore a timeline of news stories surrounding them. You can also tap into a news story to get all relevant story content (news articles, photos, videos, and social mentions) in one place.
– Share your thoughts about the latest news with other fans of your favorite celebrities.

And here are a few more screenshots for good measure:

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Admittedly, I find myself on TMZ from time to time, but I’m not much for celebrity gossip. I do know it’s a huge market though (just look at the plethora of tabloids next time you’re in line at a grocery store), so maybe Microsoft is on to something here.

If you want to check it out for yourself, you can find SNIPP3T in the App Store for free. Microsoft asks that you put in your Facebook credentials for sharing and commenting purposes, but you can use most of the app’s features without an account.

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  • Mike M. Powell

    Wait…isn’t this what Facebook plans on releasing soon, something similar iirc? 0.0

  • http://www.ideaprison.com/ ideaprison

    I stopped reading when I saw the name Microsoft…

    • MadeInNY

      Way to have an open mind. Try it first then you can hate it with authority!

    • Domodo

      Typical fanboy nonsense attitude…

    • AnArcticMonkey

      HAHAHAH LE APPLE BEST AMIRITE? Samsung?!1! More like SamSHIT. And MicroSHIT. LOLOLOLOL

      Seriously the bias on this site is becoming unbearable, and this is coming from someone who is a fan of Apple (macbook, ipad, iphone). There is a difference between being a fan/user, and just being a delusional, close-minded pleb.

    • William Melendez

      I did too be honest.

  • highNiggaPie

    Fake and gay

  • Rupinder S

    There are more important things to be read than celebrity news lol.

    • http://twitter.com/jmarsh5 Justin Marshall

      Some people read it for entertainment. It’s tough to read serious, political, or world issues 24/7. It’ll depress the hell out of you.

      • Rupinder S

        I’ve never thought of it that way, you’re right! Lol sorry if I came off as rude, wasn’t trying to be.

      • Arthur Geron

        Having joy at “stalking” other people’s life doesn’t sound healthy for the mind.. Unless you’re really a fan of someone and really want to know about his life, even so.. Anyway, that’s only my opinion.

      • http://twitter.com/jmarsh5 Justin Marshall

        I’m a fan of Nicholas Cage I want to know what movie he is doing next. Is this stalking?

      • Arthur Geron

        It couldn’t be wrong since my opinion is only my opinion and not a FACT, I hope you can see the difference. Again, my opinion is I think knowing what they dress, where they are every second, what they are doing, etc etc etc. Is at least creepy.

      • http://twitter.com/jmarsh5 Justin Marshall

        Agreed. That’s not what the app is though. If you’ve used it yet.

      • Arthur Geron

        I didn’t : )

    • AnArcticMonkey

      You could argue there are more important things to read than jailbreak news, it’s whatever people want to follow.

  • JoshuaHulgan

    This company desperately lacks focus.