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News Republic’s Amazing Mobile Firehose | Monday Note

News Republic is built on a unique model: Instead of exploiting publishers’ RSS feeds, it shares revenue with them. A risky option that begins to pay off as the company lands deals with cell phone makers. Current numbers are impressive: News Republic racks up 272 page-views per monthly active user. Gilles Raymond, News Republic’s founder and CEO, likes to use big numbers to describe his business: its app is available in 40 countries and 29 languages; news sourcing comes from 1500 separate deals with information providers, ranging from Reuters to The Guardian or Business Insider in the Western world, but also Hearst China, Sohu News (China), Baidu News (China), China Times (Taiwan), India Today (India), Hindustan Times (India). Altogether, they provide 50,000 pieces of information (articles, photos, videos) per day. From the user’s standpoint, News Rep is an endless firehose of information that can be tamed in two ways: the application automatically “learns” from the reader’s usage

Source: News Republic’s Amazing Mobile Firehose | Monday Note

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