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Rediff.com unveils Realtime News app for Microsoft Windows 8

Written by Danish Khan
21 Nov 2012 at November 21, 2012

Rediff.com Rediff.com, an online provider of news, information, communication, entertainment and shopping services has introduced its Realtime News app for Microsoft Windows 8. The company said that, the Realtime News app is compatible with all touch screen devices and laptops powered by the Windows 8 operating system. The user interface conforms to the Metro UX style of the Windows 8 platform that enables a seamless experience while browsing the app for news.

“We believe the large scale adoption of broadband on PC and mobile devices in India is imminent and we continue to focus on our vision and strategy of positioning Rediff for the anticipated explosion of growth. The development of our applications, specifically for the Realtime News service, is a deliberate step in that direction,” said Ajit Balakrishnan, Chairman and CEO of Rediff.com India

The app presents the top stories in an image-rich, tiled view organized into six categories of Top News, World News, Entertainment, Business, Cricket and Sports. The top stories are consolidated by clustering all the available news articles in that category. Users can also jump to the original news source just by selecting a story. Furthermore, readers can share articles with their family, friends and colleagues using the Windows 8 Share charm, without leaving the application they are currently using. Windows 8 live tile notifications keep the user updated with the latest headlines that are being published, even when the app is not fired up. Users can download the free Realtime News Application on Windows 8 from www.rediff.com/win8-newsapp.

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