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SingTel NewsLoop keeps Singapore in the loop with the best in local news and content

Powerful new platform enables local bloggers to reach mainstream audience

Singapore 17 July 2012 – Singapore Telecommunications Ltd (SingTel) today launched NewsLoop, a ground breaking e-Reader app for iPad that offers the largest selection of Singapore news, blogs, lifestyle articles, photographs and videos.  The app also includes content from a wide range of leading international sources.

From business headlines and technology news, to restaurant reviews and health tips, NewsLoop offers articles from more than 230 local and international media sources and blogs in 25 categories.  Users can browse through local favourites such as TODAY, The Online Citizen, Channel NewsAsia, publichouse.sg, ieat.ishoot.ipost, Chubby Hubby, CNet Asia, Techgoondu, Tech65 and Lady Iron Chef.  Internationally renowned news sources such as Reuters, Bloomberg, BBC and ESPN are also available through the app. (Please refer to Annex 1 for a full list).

Mr Cheong Hai Thoo, SingTel's Head of Multimedia, said: “NewsLoop is designed by Singaporeans for Singaporeans.  It differentiates itself from other news apps by being the first to cater specifically to the needs and interests of local readers.  It also provides local media and bloggers with a powerful new platform to reach a wider audience and earn additional revenue for their content.”

“Studies have shown that 30 per cent of consumers who read news on a tablet spend more time reading news than they did before they purchased their tablet (1).  With NewsLoop’s unique mix of content sources, we hope to provide these users with different perspectives of news and events in Singapore and around the world,” he said.

NewsLoop renders articles in a fresh and easy-to-read magazine-style format. Readers no longer have to scan through long lists of posts and click on link after link. Instead, they can enjoy quick access to all stories and images with a few swipes, making it simpler and more entertaining than ever to discover, view and share content. They can also view the latest headlines in one glance by selecting the carousel mode. 

Readers can customise the categories and news sources that they access according to their needs. The app allows users to add news feeds and timelines from Facebook and Twitter. Over time, NewsLoop learns the interests of users and helps them to discover articles that will appeal to them.

Mr Cheong said that NewsLoop is an important addition to SingTel’s growing suite of multimedia offerings, which includes the award-winning AMPed music service, skoob eBook service, deF!ND digital concierge and mio TV.

“SingTel is transforming from a provider of traditional telecommunications services to a multimedia solutions provider. We are constantly developing new apps and services that make the most of our networks and mobile technology to enhance the lives of our customers,” he said.

NewsLoop is available for free download from the Apple App Store.  For more information, please visit www.newsloop.co.

 

ANNEX 1 - NewsLoop local and international content sources:

Singapore content sources

 

A Table For Two

Andy Lee

Anncoo Journal

Appetite Asia

Bagaholicboy

Beauty Fool

Bonjour Singapore

Channel NewsAsia

Christine's Recipes

Chubby Hubby

Cooking in the City

Cuisine Paradise

D for Dot

Danny Santos

Delicious Asian Food

DestinAsian

Dominique Desk

DOPE.SG

e27

EA Singapore

Esplanade

Expat Living

Ezyhealth & Beauty

Fash-Eccentric

Fever Avenue

Giving It Forward

Eco Beauty Secrets

Eco Walk the Talk

Great Deals Singapore

Great New Places

Green Future Solutions

H88

Home Rejuvenation

Honeycombers

Humble Bean

iCarsSingapore

IDA Singapore

ieatishootipost

Indochine Kitchen

inSing

iProperty

IS Magazine

JUICE

Keropokman

Kids and Parenting

Kiss My Culture

Lady Iron Chef

Lifestyle Asia

Little Green Dot

Low Carbon Singapore

Makeup Stash!

Maybe Baby

Mio Stadium

Miss Tam Chiak

MoneySmart

MoneySmart.sg

Moshin' Mag

Mr Brown

MsGlitzy

MTV Asia

Music Services Asia

My Auto Blog

My Cooking Hut

Nasi Lemak Lover

NewsSingapore

No Recipes

Noob Cook

Notatourist

Nylon Singapore

OneShift

Our EM Renovation Experience

Plussixfive

Poisepolish

Power of Pop

Property Report

PropertyGuru

Publichouse.sg

Rediscover Singapore

RightClicka

Roseannetangrs

SG Entrepreneurs

sgCarMart

Sindie Only

Singapore Arts Fest

Singapore Business Review

Singapore Motherhood

Smitten Kitchen

SOFT SG

SPH Razor TV

Steamy Kitchen

Tech65

Techgoondu

The Health Guru

The Little Teochew

The Mad Scene

The New Age Parents

The Online Citizen

Today Online

Viona Wang

Virtual Worlds for Kids

Viva Woman

Voucher Wow

Wild Rice

Zero Waste Singapore

 

International content sources

 

2point6billion

Al Jazeera

All Day I Dream About Photography

Allure.com

Appolicious 

Arkive Blog

Asia Today

Asianbite

Asians On Film

AskMen

Autobiography.net

Avid Mystery Reader

BBC

BestAppSite

Blogfathers!

Bloomberg View

Buttons in the Bread

Camemberu

Chicago Tribune

CinemaOnline

CNET Asia

Coffee & Cliffhangers

Cookbooks We Love

Cosmos Magazine

CPopAccess

Craig Hickman (Tennis Blog)

Crime Fiction Collective

Curbly.com

DA MAN

Design Milk

desire to inspire

Diet.com

Digital Photography Review

 

Digital Science Fiction

E! Online

Earth Shots

Eco-Business

Economist's View

Engadget

England Team Videos

EPL Talk

ESPN Soccernet

ESPN.co.uk

EW.com

eyecurious

F Movie Mag

Fantasy Book Critic

Fodor's

FOX Singapore

France 24

Frommer's

GameSpot Asia

Gamezebo

Gizmodo

Glamour

Goal.com

Graeme's Fantasy Book Review

Great New Places

Green Drinks Singapore

The Guardian

Haymarket

HealthCastle.com

Hollywood Reporter

HOPE & ANCHOR

ITN News

Jalopnik

Japan Cinema

JayneStars

Jim Rogers Channel

 

Josh Daniel Photography

JpopAsia

Junk Online

Kill Screen Daily

Kotaku

Lambda Literary

Lauren's Crammed Bookshelf

Literary Treats

LushHomeMedia

Mashable

Michelle Phan

MovieWeb

Mr & Mrs Smith

My Yoga Online

NBA on YouTube

New Books in Biography

NLB High Browse

Passport Chop

PDN

People.com

Photoshop User TV

Phototuts+

PictureCorrect

Pioneer Woman Photography

Pitchfork

Publishing Perspectives

ReadWriteWeb

Republican

Reuters

Road & Track

SAM Telly

Serie A Weekly

Shape Magazine

Shutter Sisters

Soccerlens

 

Sports Illustrated

Sugar Inc

Tech in Asia

TechCrunch

Telegraph

Teleread

The Book Muncher

The Compulsive Reader

The Discarded Image

The Hackers Paradise (Golf)

The Hollywood Reporter

The Next Web

The Paris Review

the style files

The Travel Magazine

The YA YA YAs

Threadbangers

TIME

TMZ.com

Touropia

VEVO

VR-Zone

WildGrounds 

Xinhua

YA Book Central

YA Reads

Young Adult Book Review

 

 

 (1) Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism in collaboration with The Economist Group (Oct 2011) (http://www.journalism.org/analysis_report/tablet)