Microsoft today launched News Pro – a new news delivering service from the company, powered by Bing News. The new service is from Microsoft Garage, and it available for the iPhone and the Web right now. News Pro will help you search for news related to your work every day, and the app will also provide relevant news for your work every day. The app works kind of like Flipboard, where you can select the topic you are interested in.
Here are some of the screenshots of News Pro for iOS:
Here’s how Microsoft describes the app:
News Pro helps you search for news around your work every day. Fuel your unique interests with over a million topics to choose from. Get informed efficiently by locating the most important and relevant articles each day based off what interests you. Leverage the power of social networks for your daily news. You can sign-in on Facebook and LinkedIn to tailor your daily news highlights to your work experience and interests.
Find articles and topics you didn’t know you needed. News Pro allows you to extend the scope of your daily news updates by suggesting new topics to search based off your current interests and by helping you discover websites where you can read articles that are interesting to you. You can also search for news related to any topic right in the app so you can always be fully informed.
Microsoft News Pro probably won’t be coming to Windows or Android anytime soon as it’s a Microsoft Garage product. However, you can checkout the web app on any device here. It is worth noting that the folks at Garage created a Twitter account for the project, which you can follow here and a Facebook Page which you can like here.
News Pro does not seem to be available in the United Kingdom for iOS. Nonetheless, if you live in the US, you can get it here from the App Store.