Vizo, based in New York, recently raised 1M dollars in funding to develop to turn its beta news app into a full app for for Android and iOS. Vizo brings a new way of looking at news using a unique algorithm to deliver quick, visual rundowns of trending headlines based on user interests. Anyone can download the app now in the Google Play Store, and Vizo will be preinstalled on all Huawei mobile devices sold in Israel.
According to the American Press Institute, nearly eight in 10 U.S. smartphone users get their news primarily via a mobile device. Yet, fully a third tend to read only headlines or just snippets of stories. To meet the needs of this growing demographic, Vizo created the app to make the news more accessible and inviting. When prompted for updates, it delivers a “reader’s digest” of trending stories in less than five minutes.
Vizo pulls news from trusted sources such as Bloomberg, New York Times, BBC, Reuters, Fortune and many more. Vizo condenses stories it pulls from these sources, and calls the condensed versions “Glances”. Offline mode is also included as a feature in this free app. I checked out the app this morning and will be using it for a few weeks to see if it suits my style of reading news which is typically glancing at headlines and pictures anyways so there is a high chance this app will be a regular app for my daily use.
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