I’ve only ever found one news app for my phone that was worth a damn, and we’re coming up on the third anniversary of it being murdered in its virtual crib. What made the Breaking app different was its curation by a staff who weren’t restricted to reporting by its parent company (NBC News) and who therefore were given room to really excel during, well, breaking news events. There’s never been another app like it, and no matter how many other news apps I try, none ever lasts more than a couple of days. The co-founder of Breaking is out there with something of a reboot but it’s only for companies, nonprofits, and NGOs. I’d have paid a monthly fee for Breaking without a second thought. I still would for a properly-staffed spiritual successor. I’d find make a hole in my very limited budget for it.

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