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Microsoft tests iOS app that will read you the news

NewsCast pulls in stories from around the web and then uses text-to-speech tech to fill users in.

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Podcast: Extra, extra, hear all about the News app

Glenn is joined by Jason Snell of Six Colors, and Tom Standage of the Economist to unpack what Apple's push into the news business means for publishers and readers alike.

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Apple replaces Newsstand with Flipboard-style app called News

Newsstand's replacement, News, gathers user-selected and algorithmically picked news sources into a single app iOS 9 that repackages stories to display richly at any size.

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Now you can read 'The New York Times' for free on its redesigned iOS app

The legacy newspaper has made its iOS app, NYT Now, a free download, dropping the previous subscription price of $8 a month.