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Articles tagged Circa (31)

Its core ideas have always been compelling, but Circa has been unable to find an audience large enough to attract new investment.
News companies have moved from print dollars to digital dimes to mobile pennies. Now, with the highly anticipated launch of the Apple Watch, the screens are getting even smaller. How are smart publishers thinking about the right way to serve users and maintain their attention on smartwatches?
With successes in technology behind him and a career in venture capital in front of him, why did Tamer Hassanein decide to build a news app?
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?
Circa has a lot of good ideas, but whether the app can appeal to a large audience remains to be seen.
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.”
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.
Three products — Circa, NRC Q, 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.