Popular Japanese news app SmartNews goes global with US edition

SmartNews, a top news reading app in Japan, is going international with its US edition. The app until now only offered a Japan-edition and has been pretty popular in the Land of the Rising Sun with over 5 million users.

SmartNews looks similar to other news reading apps but it claims to offer the trending news items from around the web based on what is being read and shared online. The application reportedly mines social media for news content, sorts it into news categories and then shows it in a readable form. “The magic of SmartNews is behind the scenes. Our technology delivers the hottest articles by analyzing what is being read and shared at any given moment,” SmartNews writes in the Google Play description.

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