Microsoft launches ‘News Pro’ app for iOS

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Microsoft on Tuesday released a new app for iOS called News Pro. The company describes the app as “your work news brief,” and says it will help you search for news around your work every day, and fuel your unique interests with over a million topics.

The app comes from Microsoft’s experimental project group Microsoft Garage, and it looks pretty much like Flipboard and the slew of other news aggregating apps out there. You login using Facebook or LinkedIn, and pick which topics you want to follow.

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Here’s Microsoft’s App Store description:

Find articles and topics you didn’t know you needed. News Pro allows you to extend the scope of your daily news updates by suggesting new topics to search based off your current interests and by helping you discover websites where you can read articles that are interesting to you. You can also search for news related to any topic right in the app so you can always be fully informed.

It’s not surprising that Microsoft felt the need to enter the news space, given the recent interest shown by tech giants like Apple and Facebook, and the company has a number of apps on iOS. It seems rather generic to me, but it still may be worth checking out.

You can find Microsoft’s News Pro in the App Store for free.