Instant messaging app Hike is now aggregating news stories, something that other players in the messaging field haven’t yet looked at. Hike claims that the News feature has gathered over a million users within 24 hours of its launch. Updated yesterday for Android, the company states that the iOS app will be updated next week. Users need to enable the News option when they sign up or through settings for existing users. Its unclear whether Hike has tied up with news aggregators or if it’s curating this news through an internal team. I see news from news sites like Hindustan Times, Economic Times, The Financial Express among others, which, the company says has been compressed to 100 characters. News in 100 characters Under the news are 3 tabs: Category, Full story and a forward button. Clicking on full story opens…
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