Spun, a news aggregating app from Broadcastr (the guys behind electric literature), has partnered with the lifestyle blog network Thrillist as part of its Version 2.0 release.
The Spun app works like Flipboard in 3D. It distills relevant news stories to users from across the web depending on their personalized interests and location. It highlights trending national news, local content and odder smaller stories that may catch your eye. You can spin the app to find stories that you’d like to read and then based on the types of stories that you read, the app will recommend others. ”It’s like putting an ‘interesting’ filter on the Internet,” explained Andy Hunter, CEO of Spun in a statement.
The app also uses location data to give readers localized information, Thrillist restaurant recommendations, for instance.
The Brooklyn-based startup has also added a new category to the app called “Top News & Culture,” expanding coverage to worldwide stories. The Version 2 release comes six months after the launch of its local news app, SPUN: City News, which at launch, was available in select U.S. cities.