Liz Gannes

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Our Algorithms Are Better Than Your Algorithms: News360 App Personalizes

News360, a well-loved news reading app for various devices, is relaunching today for iPad, Honeycomb and Web, having updated its apps to include more personalization features. There are many other personalized news readers — Flipboard, Zite, Pulse, etc. — but News360′s pitch is that it delivers deeper and more relevant content based on its semantic analysis technology.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus