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Global news aggregation portal News Republic has launched India editions of its general news app News Republic and tech news app Appy Geek, reports Livemint. Former digital products head at The Hindu Radhika Shukla has been appointed News Republic’s India Country Director. She will be supported by the global team during the initial phase.

With this, News Republic is now present in 11 countries, including China where it launched last month. The other 9 countries are USA, UK, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Canada, Mexico, and Russia. It publishes 13 edition in 6 languages.

In India, News Republic already has tie-ups with 29 publications including India Today, Hindustan Times, The New Indian Express, Aaj Tak and Sportskeeda. Besides this, the News Republic app offers syndicated news content from over 1,100 content partners across the globe, including Reuters, BBC, CNN, The Gaurdian, Bloomberg, The Huffington Post, Mashable and TechCrunch. Here’s a list of some of the other content partners. The company claims to publish around 50,000 unique articles every day across its two apps.

Interestingly, the report mentions that both apps are available for Android, iOS and Windows Phone (smartphones & tablets), as well as on Samsung and Apple smartwatches. However, the News Republic website provides links to only the App Store and Play Store.

Competition: The news aggregation segment in India has had an interesting 2015 so far. Mobile news aggregator News In Shorts had raised Rs 25 crore from Tiger Global with participation from Rebright Partners of Japan and existing investors Sachin and Binny Bansal of Flipkart, in February. Indian local news aggregator app NewsHunt’s parent company Ver Se Innovation also raised Rs 120 crore funding from New York based hedge fund Falcon Edge Capital, in the same month. NewsHunt had also acqui-hired the design and analytics startup Vauntz in March.

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However, it needs to be mentioned that neither News In Shorts nor NewsHunt will pose any serious threat to News Republic because in terms of sheer quantity and variety of content on offer, News Republic is miles ahead.

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