Free news aggregator Taptu isn’t just universal in the sense that it comes with native versions for iPad and iPhone. It also aims to be a truly universal aggregator, letting you read your Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn streams, plus RSS feeds from Google Reader, Bing RSS, or any thousands of sites around the web.
Love news aggregators such as Pulse, Flipboard or Zite? Love them so much you’d be willing to pay for them each week? That’s the concept behind News.me, a “social news app” for the iPad which Bit.ly is preparing to launch in the very near future.
Since it's debut this past July, Flipboard has been making sure that users of the iPad application always have something fresh to read available, with content delivered from a number of popular online sources and linked material from the user's Twitter and Facebook friends. Thanks to Flipboard's innovative approach to content aggregation, it quickly became one of the most popular free news readers available in the iTunes App Store, boasting scads of satisfied users and a large number of glowing reviews. However, up until now, Flipboard has suffered from the same issue plaguing the majority of other iOS-based content aggregation applications: a lack of support from many of the major media outlets that it draws its content from. This means that while you could, for example, have headline-worthy content from the New York Times collected by Flipboard, you wouldn't be able to read more than a few lines of the story.
If a story posted today has it right, all of that could be about to change.