Malaysia-based NewsZapped Media yesterday launched its NewsZapped application for Android and iPhone devices.
Quite similar to Google Reader, NewsZapped is a news aggregation engine with social networking features. The app is is currently aggregating news from over 100 countries including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, USA, Canada and UK. They include news categorised by topics of interest that gathers over 1,000,000 articles every day derived from leading newspapers, blogs and magazines.
More details at- http://www.newszapped.com/
Press Release from NewsZapped below:
Petaling Jaya, 18 March 2011 – NewsZapped Media (Malaysia) yesterday announced the availability of their flagship beta product, NewsZapped, a unique and intuitive web application that combines a powerful news aggregation engine with social networking features.
“NewsZapped is developed with the idea of simplicity – an all in one user-friendly interface to read news from leading news portals, top blogs and magazines from all over the world,” said David Yong, Chief Executive Officer of NewsZapped Media (Malaysia). “We often find that there is too much to read on a conventional news portal. So we offer in-depth customisation features for our users according to the category of news that would interest them. This feature will let you read the news you want, whenever you want with the ability to share them with your friends through social networks.”
Newszapped is currently aggregating news from over 100 countries with key countries that include China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, USA, Canada and UK. They include news categorised by topics of interest that gathers over 1,000,000 articles every day derived from leading newspapers, top blogs and magazines.
“We have developed our own algorithms in sorting news, search and data mining. Our display of customised news and the overall user interface is beautiful and easy to use,” said Edison Wong, Chief Technology Officer of NewsZapped Media (Malaysia). NewsZapped sets itself apart from other news aggregators in the market by improving how news is sourced, sorted and displayed. “Our combination of news aggregation and social networking based on their news interests’ matrix sets us apart from the competitors. We have our own algorithms for matching and recommending friends,” said Edison.
NewsZapped allows users to read live and breaking news updates which is pushed to the user according to current news trends. NewsZapped is also able to aggregate the top posts from blogs around the world, in addition to offering the latest in standards-compliant security and privacy features.
Mazwan Rozali, Head Developer of NewsZapped Media Malaysia said, “We are proud to have come out with an innovative web product which is 100 percent built by a team of Malaysians,” said Mazwan. “We had simplicity in mind and know that it will benefit any user who naturally loves an application that is easy to use. We are currently developing NewsZapped to be multi-lingual and are planning to introduce NewsZapped to Asia and beyond the region. We truly believe that NewsZapped represents the best of Malaysian innovation.”
With the increasing population of web users across Asia, there is a demand for localised and better online services. NewsZapped was developed to answer this need, to serve the need for a user-friendly and more intelligent news aggregation service. NewsZapped is currently developing mobile applications to meet the demands of today’s news consumers and will be offered on iPhone, Android, Blackberry and iPad soon.
NewsZapped is now available at www.newszapped.com.