It’s about time we catch up with some tools we’ve written about in the past as the companies continue to grow and change. Here are a few recent highlights.
Wavii’s iPhone app
Remember Wavii? It’s the instant news feed for any topic, letting you follow issues and people from news sources around the world. Newsroom use cases include reporters on a beat or a homepage producer wanted to stay up-to-date on the latest trending news. The company has just debuted its newest 2.0 app for iOS devices.
From Wavii’s announcement, new features of the app:
- Smoother navigation, commenting and social sharing: The new app has a streamlined look and feel, it also includes a new social bar that lets you see what stories your friends have interacted with and enables you to easily share your thoughts too. You can also quickly share stories via email, or over to Facebook and Twitter.
- More updates for any topic: A wider range of the world’s events as short, simple status updates in your newsfeed.
- Quick and easy discovery of new topics to follow: Provides quick access to category feeds like “Popular,” “Tech,” and “Entertainment”, making it easier to discover new and interesting topics that you can follow to personalize your experience.
- More ways to get started: You can now use Twitter or an email address to sign up, in addition to Facebook.
Consider this today’s State of the Newspaper roundup as a few interesting numbers and tidbits about The Washington Post, The Boston Globe and The New York Times are making the rounds.
WaPo’s digital revenue declined in Q1
According to PaidContent, The Washington Post newspaper division — which includes WaPo and Slate — lost $22.6 million for the first quarter. In the same quarter last year, they lost $12.8 million. Of that loss for 2012, here’s the breakdown for digital loss:
- Digital revenue slipped 7 percent
- online display ad revenue dropped 11 percent year over year
- Online classified ad revenue was down 1 percent Read more
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