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News.me bows out blaming new Twitter rules

Sunday, 4 November 2012

News.me, the handy facebook and twitter aggregator, has pulled out of the Apple apps store. It blames Twitter's latest, controversial rules on reproducing its content, saying the investment required wasn't worth it. But it also faced competition from a number of rivals. I haven't consulted News.me for months. It gave me six stars of Twitterland worth following, but they tended to retweet the same stories I saw elsewhere. Storify seemed to offer more options.

News.me says it will continue to supply existing customers. It will put most of its effort into Digg, which its backers betaworks bought in June.

For the News.me announcement. For Jake Ellis's interview with Jake Levine, general manager of both projects, on Nieman.

For the kerfuffle over Twitter's API rules see Nieman Journalism Lab. For the fury in the tech world.

 

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