R&D Profiles provides an opportunity to feature the work of companies and help the industry understand services that are available to them from the R&D community.
What services does your company provide?
SmartNews is a free news discovery app. Every day, we help millions of users discover content they love from sources they might not otherwise find. We do this by leveraging technology to make quality information accessible to all.
What makes your company unique?
We are a machine learning company. News should be impartial, trending and trustworthy. Our algorithms evaluate millions of articles, social signals and human interactions to deliver the top stories that matter most, right now. We believe in content. News should be sustainable. We support quality journalism and provide publishers with new audiences and revenue streams. As our VP of Content, Rich Jaraslovsky, noted in Nieman Lab, “If the publisher ecosystem is healthy, then SmartNews is healthy.”
“SmartNews has exhibited some of the most steady and reliable growth we’ve seen in the news aggregator space. We’ve also noticed the platform’s referrals are loyal—on average, one in four SmartNews users is a returning visitor to sites across the Parse.ly network.” – Parse.ly’s Senior Market Analyst, Kelsey Arendt
“We saw an immediate increase in traffic across all our brands after coming on as a hosted partner. Some of our sites have more than doubled their reach on SmartNews. Our breaking-news coverage and original journalism in the music and entertainment space have been a great fit.” – Jack Reidy, Director of Business Development at Billboard