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‘News360′ Is the Wikipedia of News Apps

Have you ever wanted an app that not only brings in articles from the top news sources in the world, but was also smart about it? So let’s say for example, you were reading an article about Microsoft’s rumored Windows 8 tablet demonstration next week and you wanted to know more about Windows 8. Well what if you didn’t have to leave your news app to find out more information? That’s where the impressive News360 app comes in, and honestly we can’t sum it up better than that headline. Here’s the official description:

News360 delivers headlines and back stories from more than 300+ newspapers and magazines in one intuitive stream, personalized to your location. Feast on eye-popping photos and snack on articles that give you multiple takes on a single story about people, news and brands. Share feeds with friends via Facebook or Twitter, or use News360 cleverly: to break the ice, impress the jaded and change opinion.

Key highlights:

• Enjoy English-speaking news streams, live, from respected sources around the globe and around the corner
• Read the hottest stories from an ever-expanding range of sources, political, cultural and social, collected by sophisticated linguistic algorithms
• Dive deeper into the details about people, brands, with hyperlinks to detailed dossiers
• Add the people or companies you want to track to your Favorites

Like it says above, News360 utilizes a very cool hyperlink feature that works similarly to Wikipedia in that it will highlight certain keywords and if you tap on them the app will beam in more information (usually articles) about that topic. It’s a breath of fresh air to see such a novel and genuinely unique execution of a news reader, and besides that notable feature the app is also gorgeous and really shows how flexible the Metro design language can be. If you want to take the app for a spin, click on the tile below to pick it up in the Marketplace for free.


   
News360
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Author Description

Saad Hashmi

Founder of Windows Phone Daily. Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Marketing and Information Systems. While procrastinating on that goal I write, play games a little too often, and watch exorbitant amounts of mediocre half-hour comedies because I lack the patience to watch hour-long dramas that are probably better. Follow me on Twitter: @Saad073