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Breaker Mixes News With Instant Messaging on iOS

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Breaker has announced the official release of its Breaker Messenger news app on iOS devices.

The app combines a personalized news feed with messaging features, and allows users to browse trending content from more than 500 topics, and share and discuss stories with friends within the app.

With Breaker Messenger, users are asked to follow at least three topics, with some offering both the general topic to follow, as well as specific categories within that topic.

For instance, users can follow a general U.S. news topic, or follow news for specific cities, like Chicago or Los Angeles, as examples.

Breaker Messenger

After users have followed a few topics, their personalized feed will offer appropriate stories and links, with the app pulling in content from news sources, as well as from YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and Vine. Tapping a story loads the in-app Web browser for viewing the linked article, video, etc.

When users find a story they’d like to share with friends, they can tap the ‘Break’ button next to the story on their feed, and share it with one or more of their contacts, even if those users don’t have the app. Sending a story triggers the creation of a chat conversation, so users can instantly chat about the shared story without leaving the app.

If a user sends content to someone without the Breaker Messenger app, the non-user will receive a text message allowing them to view both the shared content and the overall chat conversation in their device browser. These non-users can reply in the chat window without actually downloading the app. Users can chat about the same story with multiple users in a group chat, or in individual chats with each contact.

In a statement, Breaker CEO, Shailo Rao, commented:

On mobile, people communicate with their friends and consume content about their passions many times a day, but why are these two experiences so disconnected? Breaker connects the dots between these two major use cases and gives people a great excuse to say ‘hi’ to a friend and start a conversation about something they’re both interested in. It’s a warm and intriguing daily habit that brings friends closer.

Breaker Messenger is available to download for free on the iTunes App Store.

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Groupon’s Global Closures Continue, With Sweden, Denmark, Norway And Finland All Shut Down

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CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 30:  A sign marks the location of the Groupon headquarters on November 30, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. Rumors are circulating that Google is close to reaching a deal to buy Groupon for a reported $5.3 billion.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Groupon Opens 30% Down On Market Jitters Over CEO Change, Weak Q4 Guidance

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CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 10:  The Groupon logo is displayed in the company's international headquarters on June 10, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Groupon, a local e-commerce marketplace that connects merchants and consumers by offering goods and services at a discount, announced June 2 that it had filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of its Class A common stock. The company, launched in Chicago in November 2008 now markets products and services in 43 countries around the world.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Doorman, A Startup Eliminating Missed Package Deliveries, Comes To Chicago And Soon, New York

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You’re Not In The Valley Anymore

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City of Chicago. Aerial view of Chicago downtown at sunset from high above.

Pope Francis’ U.S. Visit on Facebook

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Oakland To Tech: Please Don’t Screw This Up Like Last Time

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Sprig Wants To Kill Fast Food And Make Braised Kale More Accessible

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Facebook Launches New TV Ad Campaign

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Uber’s New Update Gives Food Delivery As Much Attention As Transportation

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