Microsoft today released News Pro, a news delivery service with “hyper-relevant news for your work.” The application utilizes either your Facebook or LinkedIn account for log in and then aggregates news topics and articles around your work-based interests. The idea is similar to Apple’s own News app, and Flipboard, but with a focus on articles and topics related to your day-to-day career. The project seems to be coming out from the Microsoft Garage team, whom have been specializing in experimental projects.
The iOS app itself is focuses on bringing articles based on topics you may already be interested in. After logging in with my LinkedIn account, where I have multiple connections in computer software, I was placed into the Highlights view where I was presented with multiple stories from different software companies. When reading an article, you’re able to read it in a Speedy view, which looks to mimic Safari’s Reader View.
It’s quite a coincidence that Microsoft launches News Pro today with the recent rumors that Apple will be developing support for paid content in their own News app. News Pro is available for free in the App Store and on the web.