Microsoft News aims to take on Apple News and Google News

Microsoft relaunches its news app to take on Google and Apple’s offerings

Microsoft relaunches its news app to take on Google and Apple’s offerings

Here's the full changelog for the first version of Microsoft News. The Microsoft News app contains different sections like My News, Top Stories, Technology, Opinion, and more.

Microsoft announced today that it's news aggregation service that powers MSN has been rebranded as Microsoft News.

As part of this announcement, Microsoft has also released an updated iOS and Android app called Microsoft News. It's noteworthy that the news app got some attention the very day after Microsoft rolled out some new features for Microsoft Edge on Android.

"Diversity, in our newsroom an in the publishers we partner with, is a key ingredient of the Microsoft News experience", the blog post reads. The app is a total overhaul of the old MSN app, and puts Microsoft in direct competition with Apple News and the AI-infused Google News, which launched last month. Sources include BBC News, FOX News, Le Monde, Kyodo News, The New York Times and USA Today, among 3,000 other media brands.

Formerly known as MSN News, the app has now been redesigned so it will be easier for you to get the news that you're interested in and that you need to know. You can try it now by grabbing the free app from Google Play and the App Store.

Microsoft News doesn't build up a picture of your interests automatically like Google News, which uses your search history to identify stories that might take your fancy. It's likely through partnerships and a bespoke advertising platform (you can see ads in the app which aren't present in the articles' original web view); the company noted that it's "delivered more than $600 million back to our publishers" in the past four years.

Microsoft News app brings that curation to mobile.

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