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    Published: 2014-08-25, by .

    An original news reader app which grants you always get the very latest

    8.3
    • Custom timeline: follow stories and topics
    • Eyewitness media
    • Events' history entries
    • Alerts, homescreen widgets
    • Design

    "Follow stories, stay in the know"

    Breaking News is a simple yet original and well-crafted proposal by NBC News Digital. Its main purpose isn't provide news about everything but only the news you are interested in. By letting you choose topics and single events to follow it soothes the noise in your news feed.

    Thus, you can design your own feeds by bookmarking topics or news events. In fact, that's one of the strongest points of Breaking News: you can follow stories the same way you follow people, get push notifications when an update comes up and read all the history entries. If you are interested in a given topic, you can know what's happened since the very beginning.

    If you are concerned about walls of text, no sweat! Every story's update is like a tweet. A curated and summarized pill of information that makes easier stay in the loop at a quick glance. In addition, you can check eyewitness photos and videos from breaking events.

    There are a bunch of extra features: check where news are happening on a map, place homescreen widgets for a faster access to information, customize alerts and save topics for later reviewing.

    Breaking News provides a straightforward way to stay in the loop.

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    Aug 25, 2014

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    Get a jump on the news with Breaking News, the fastest source of reliable reporting in the world. Trusted by the largest newsrooms and governments, Breaking News surfaces stories in seconds -- even breaking stories near you, wherever you go.

    Now you can join our global community and help people around you by sharing a tip when you see a breaking story.

    Here's what you can do with the Breaking News app:

    • Discover when news breaks 14 minutes ahead of other news apps on average
    • See verified reporting from social media and hundreds of news sources
    • Get just the alerts you want by following what's important to you
    • NEW: Quickly tip people around you when you see news nearby
    • NEW: See news and tips near you and avoid potential danger or delays
    • Receive a proximity alert when a major story breaks near your location
    • Watch live video from the scene of breaking stories
    • Get inside guidance from our 24/7 editorial team
    • Alert your friends over Facebook, Twitter, text and email
    • See news and get alerts on your Android Wear device
    • Do everything with no registration required!

    "Indispensable" - The Verge
    "The best app I have" - U.S. Senator John McCain
    "Gold standard for news aggregation" - Fast Company
    "Best apps to catch breaking news" - Wall Street Journal

    If you have any issues or suggestions, please email us at support@breakingnews.com and we'll get back to you right away.

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    Users comments for Breaking News

    Vince Slevin

    by Vince Slevin

    Aug 18, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    This was one of my favorite Android apps ever. I am still mourning the loss.

    C. Michael Barsotti

    by C. Michael Barsotti

    Aug 14, 2017  |  "Poor"

    Shut down! Very sad. Why is it still available for download?

    Pete Thompson

    by Pete Thompson

    Aug 09, 2017  |  "Poor"

    it's finished. needs taking down, no longer in use

    Tyler Hyliard

    by Tyler Hyliard

    Aug 07, 2017  |  "Poor"

    No longer has any use.

    Jason Ora

    by Jason Ora

    Aug 03, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    oO

    Nate Dirks

    by Nate Dirks

    Jul 24, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    It's been seven months since this fantastic app was shut down. Every once in awhile I look it back up to see if somehow it's been restarted. It's pretty much an ex-girlfriend I can't get out of my head.