‘Bite-sized’ news aggregators proliferating

In the last week, we saw the FT launch its fastFT service (sidebar of site plus mobile app), and Buzzfeed launched its Fre.sh service.

The fastFT employs 8 journalists to each pump out 100-250 items an hour.  Fre.sh aggregates headlines of highly trafficed articles from sites that use Buzzfeed’s traffic tracking service.

Other similar services are Cir.ca, “the best way to read news on your phone” and Summly, which distills news for mobile phones. (Bought by Yahoo a couple of months back.)

 

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