PHOTO - David Yong, CEO, NewsZapped.
KUALA LUMPUR, 5 APRIL 2011 - A Malaysia-made web application, which offers news aggregation with social networking features, is intended to offer news in a more friendly way, according to the local software firm NewsZapped Media.
"NewsZapped is developed with the idea of simplicity - an all in one user-friendly interface to read news from leading news portals, top blogs and magazines from all over the world," said NewsZapped Media (Malaysia) chief executive officer, David Yong. "We often find that there is too much to read on a conventional news portal. So we offer in-depth customisation features for our users according to the category of news that would interest them. This feature will let you read the news you want, whenever you want with the ability to share them with your friends through social networks."
Yong said that the application aggregates news from more than 100 countries, which include China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, USA, Canada, and the UK. "News is categorised by topics of interest that gathers more than 1,000,000 articles every day derived from leading newspapers, top blogs and magazines."
"We have developed our own algorithms in sorting news, search and data mining. Our display of customised news and the overall user interface is beautiful and easy to use," said NewsZapped Media (Malaysia) chief technology officer, Edison Wong, adding that the service differentiated from other news aggregators by improving how news was sourced, sorted and displayed. "Our combination of news aggregation and social networking based on their news interests' matrix sets us apart from the competitors. We have our own algorithms for matching and recommending friends."
NewsZapped Media (Malaysia) head developer, Mazwan Roazali, said, "We are proud to have come out with an innovative web product which is 100 per cent built by a team of Malaysians. We are currently developing NewsZapped to be multi-lingual and are planning to introduce NewsZapped to Asia and beyond the region."
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