Yahoo Updates iOS App with More Digital Mag Content
Yahoo today announced a refresh to its iOS application that adds more imagery and content from across its properties. Yahoo says the app is more visually engaging and makes it easier to access articles, polls, and blogs from its digital magazines, such as Yahoo Autos, Yahoo Sports, and others. The app now keeps Yahoo Weather and Yahoo News Digest above all the other digital sections in the news feed. Yahoo for iOS is free to download from the iTunes App Store.
Facebook to Make Its Instant Articles Compatible with Google, Apple Formats
May 26, 2017
Facebook wants content to be more readable across the web and took steps this week toward that goal by tweaking the SDK for its Instant Articles. Facebook's Instant Articles give publishers a way to streamline content for consumption on mobile devices, but Instant Articles aren't compatible with the mobile-first styles used by Google and Apple.
Apple to Acquire Digital Mag Company Texture
Mar 12, 2018
Apple today said it has agreed to acquire Texture, a digital magazine subscription service, for an undisclosed sum. According to Apple, Texture powers the digital experience of some 200 magazines on mobile devices.
Twitter Rolls Out Polling Feature to Android and iOS Apps
Oct 21, 2015
Twitter today said anyone will be able to create polls from their mobile device thanks to an update rolling out this week. Twitter says users can create two-choice polls right from the Tweet composition box.
Google Bringing Search-Based Feed to Its Mobile App
Jul 19, 2017
Google today said its personalized feed will begin to appear in the Google mobile app for Android and iOS devices. The feed, which Google has been testing on Android since late last year, displays information cards below the search bar based on each user's individual search history.
Google News to More Clearly Mark 'Fact-Check' Articles
Oct 14, 2016
Google says it will work harder to call attention to fact-check articles within Google News. Google believes fact-check style articles have become an important type of journalism, especially in the context of the presidential election.