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December 14, 2011

BreakingNews, the fastest source of breaking news on the web, today announced that a new version of its popular app for iPhone and iPod touch is now available exclusively on the App Store. BreakingNews delivers the latest breaking stories from hundreds of news sources, edited in real-time by a team of journalists who work around the globe, and around the clock. The BreakingNews App now allows users to customize the app to read, track and pinpoint the news that’s most important to them.

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The BreakingNews App, with a new design and faster display, allows consumers to browse the latest breaking news in seconds and also customize the app in the following ways:

• Create custom news feeds so users can follow specific ongoing stories and topics.

• Choose push alerts to track the biggest news stories and stay up-to-date on the latest developments.

• Locate the latest breaking stories on a map to see where news is happening.

• Set a custom quiet time for push alerts so that alerts only provide updates when users want them.

“In a world of information overload, the BreakingNews app boils down the latest breaking stories and social media reports to a simple, real-time stream of verified updates,” said Cory Bergman, director of BreakingNews. “Our new app makes it even easier to discover breaking stories first by tracking ongoing stories you care about.”

Users can also share alerts on Facebook and Twitter right from the app. The app is produced by the same team that powers BreakingNews.com, @breakingnews account on Twitter and the Breaking News on Facebook (www.facebook.com/breakingnews). Consumers have turned to BreakingNews across all platforms for the biggest news stories from around the U.S. and around world, including the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the News of the World scandal, and the uprisings in the Middle East.

The BreakingNews App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore.

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