Overview

Today's end users are incredibly demanding. They expect more than a good reading experience from their news app. They expect it to be smart. How do you build the kind of experience they crave, the experience they can't wait to tell their friends about?

What if your platform could automatically stream the freshest stories from all over the web? What if it could magically tag stories with up to 500 categories, and create hashtags to make social media discovery not only easy, but inevitable? Yeah. That would do it.


“Traditional ways to deal with information--reading, listening, writing, talking--are painfully slow in comparison to "viewing the big picture." Those who survive information overload will be those who search for information with broadband thinking but apply it with a single-minded focus.”

— Kathryn Alesandrini

Features

Fresher is better, which is why our API can filter and beam the latest and greatest stories in real-time.

The web is wide, and great stories come from every corner of the web. The News API surfaces stories from 50+ major news sources.

Because the never-ending flood of news can be overwhelming, the News API can filter articles by keyword, topic, categories and sub-categories (which adhere to IPTC NewsCode standards), or source.

Streams can be sorted by recency, or, by analyzing stories' performance on social media, by hotness. If it's being talked about, your users will see it on your platform.

Any category or vertical can be used to query trending stories or subjects.

Advanced topic extraction can be leveraged to automatically create hashtags for increased discoverability on social media.

Quickly see how a specific article is performing across social media, whether it's Google+, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Reddit.

FAQ

We hope to have the News API shipped by the end of February 2014.

Anyone wishing to syndicate a filtered stream of news and blog posts in realtime can use our News API. Our News API can be seen as an intelligent and powerful filter on top of news, blog and social streams that delivers the latest and hottest stories relevant to you in realtime.

So whether you're a developer creating the next great news reader or a financial institute that needs to monitor the news 24/7 with complex queries and high precision, you can rely on our API.

Simple! Our News API is served through Mashape so all you need to do is:

  1. Create a Mashape account (if you haven’t got one already)
  2. Go to the News API homepage on Mashape and subscribe to it
  3. Start using the Text API
Please note that our News API hasn't been launched yet.

We perform the following analysis on each story and embed the resulting metadata in the final results that we return to you (in addition to the standard RSS and ATOM fields):

  • High-level Classification according to IPTC NewsCode standard
  • Named Entity Extraction to extract topics mentioned in the story and to link them to Linked Data
  • Sentiment Analysis to find out the sentiment of the story in terms of polarity (positive or negative) and subjectivity (subjective or objective)
  • A summarized version of the text, in case the story contains a large amount of text
  • Full text of the story, without the surrounding clutter (navigation, ads, etc.)
  • Attached end embedded media such as images and videos

News and blog posts processed by our API are classified according to the IPTC NewsCode standard. Click here to see a list of available all categories.

During the test period, we'll support 50+ major news sources. After this period, we plan to increase the number of our sources to 5,000 over a course of two months.

We plan to add an endpoint which would allow you to add your own sources. In the meantime, please send us an email and include the sources you want to have added.


Coming soon!

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