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Circa needs a new round of funding, deals with partners, or a sale to grow into its CEO’s vision. Will it be able to sell investors on its unique approach to mobile, or will they consider its tech edge underwhelming?
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Circa has a lot of good ideas, but whether the app can appeal to a large audience remains to be seen.
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Ben Smith says it will be a guide through the noise of news in social media, and that journalists should realize they’re “part of a collaborative project with other news outlets.”
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Maybe it’s not quite as big a change as the rise of the web — but the rise of the smartphone deserves to be in the conversation. And traditional news companies are falling behind.
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Three products — Circa, NRCQ, and News Republic — are trying to tackle a big question: How do we optimize news for reading on mobile devices? Despite the common goal, they’re taking different approaches.
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When you commit to explaining the important issues in the news, you commit to a life of updating. What’s the best way to manage a corpus of news knowledge with an uncertain half-life?
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Modeled on lean mobile-first startups like Instagram, the reborn Inside.com wants to be your front door to news on your phone — by using humans as aggregators and filters, not reporters.
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How can public radio prepare for a life beyond radio? In California, one local powerhouse is betting on a tablet app that tries to bring together all that public media can do.
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Josh Miller, co-founder of Branch and Potluck, is betting that mini-news for mobile will be the next big thing in user engagement and conversation.
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