Google Currents lets you explore news from a variety of sources with the swipe of a finger.
Google, never one to rest on its laurels, is once again pushing the boundaries of content discovery with its new Google Currents app for both Android and Mac platforms. The new app features content from over 150 news sources including Popular Science, PBS, Forbes, TMZ, and yours truly – ZeroPaid.
What Google Currents does is turn RSS feeds, either the ones professionally customized like the sources above or ones of your choosing, into a magazine-like experience. Sites like ZeroPaid, for example, are given a whole new feel, especially on tablets.
Now there are three types of news editions:
- Publisher – Sites that professionally create an edition maximized for each platform (Android phone and tablet, iPhone, and iPad).
- Google trending – Google Currents uses Google search technology to hourly build a set of editions tracking the five most recent trending stories in categories such as world, entertainment, sports, science, and more.
- Favorite blogs and feeds – Take any RSS feed and give the site a magazine-like feel.
Google Currents allows you to read content offline, and share interesting articles with family and friends. It also syncs your subscriptions across devices.
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