Roku has announced the launch of Sky News on its Roku streaming platform with both live broadcasts and on-demand content directly on TVs.
The service delivers live 24-hour news coverage to Roku customers in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Ireland in addition to an "extensive" on-demand news library.
"Sky News offers award-winning news coverage from the U.K. and the rest of the world, and we are thrilled to make their programs available to our customers," said Steve Shannon, Roku's general manager of content and services in a press release. "Sky … Read more
Television is still your favorite way to absorb the news, according to a recent poll from Gallup.
The survey revealed that 55 percent of Americans took to their televisions to get their news fix in June. A quarter of the respondents provided no specifics on where they obtained their news from television networks, but Fox was the top vote-getter among viewers, with 8 percent news market share. CNN was close behind with 7 percent share, followed by 4 percent for local news.
The Internet company added new features that it believes will deliver a "more personal, intuitive and modern design." That includes a news stream that's customizable to a user's interests and a redesigned iOS app. A new Android design will be hitting devices soon, Yahoo said.
"This new design is one step towards creating a more consistent feel across Yahoo," Mike Kerns, Yahoo vice president of product, said in a blog post.
Kerns noted that Yahoo News will get smarter over … Read more
The new AOL Reader is now in beta and open to the public, and while it may not be a perfect replacement for Google Reader, it has a nice layout and a strong tool set for quickly scanning and organizing your RSS feeds. At this time, AOL Reader is Web browser-only (with plans for app-based versions in the works), but it can detect your mobile devices and give you a mobile-friendly experience.
To sign up, you can connect via Twitter, Facebook, Google, or your old AOL account (does anyone still have one of these?). Once logged in, AOL Reader prompts … Read more
Like with Twitter, Facebook users often share breaking news with their friends on the network. But now the social-networking giant is reportedly looking to add a homegrown news-delivery service to its mobile offerings.
The company has been working on a service internally dubbed Reader that would display content from Facebook users and other publishers in a new visual format tailored for mobile devices, people familiar with the project tell The Wall Street Journal. The project, which has been in the works for more than a year, reportedly resembles Flipboard, the popular news-reading app that aggregates content from multiple sources.
A … Read more
Feedly has completed its next wave of Web site upgrades designed to serve as a spiffy, new welcome mat for users of Google Reader, which is shutting down.
Existing users of the Feedly news aggregator and those migrating from Google Reader will now find a refreshed site compatible with all major browsers, Feedly said in a blog post Wednesday. The overhauled site adds support for Internet Explorer and Opera and boasts a new interface that doesn't require plug-ins or browser extensions.
In line with its new cloud, Feedly is no longer shackled to Google. Previously, the site depended on Google Reader's servers for its back-end technology. … Read more