Yesterday, we reported about a new Microsoft Garage app called News Pro for iOS devices and News Pro on the web. News Pro experience is designed to help you search for information about the latest developments in your industry or field, with access to locate articles from more than 10,000 publishers and bloggers. News Pro includes personalization options to assist you in searching for news about more than 100,000 companies big and smaller, such as Facebook, Huawei, Tencent, Microsoft, Kabam and Waze. News Pro app also suggests new topics to search based off your current interests, helping you discover new websites and areas that may benefit you.
“While we can easily locate top headlines that keep us in the know with trending events, it’s harder to search for insightful news under the hood about my company, its competitors, and their products that may not be interesting to the general public but significant to me and a handful of people,” says Yumao Lu, a principal dev manager whose team works on Bing news products. He and a few others from that team came up with News Pro. “Users might be able to find general news, but if they’re coming from a small company or some segment that is more niche, they may have a hard time locating information they need.”