Since the dawn of the internet a number of disruptive forces have caused irrevocable damage to the business models that have funded the production of local news. We believe that new economic models are needed to sustain and grow local news. We don’t have all the answers but we do think there's a better way forward and as a technology company we're in a position to challenge old systems.
Our interface to local news is ideally placed to bring app subscription and mobile advertising monetisation to the local news ecosystem. The collective scale of our technology can be the engine for a transformative economic model that works for readers, publishers and advertisers; preserving local news for all concerned.
Our technology automates the distribution of local news by analysing thousands of news articles everyday. These articles, from reputable sources, have been shared on social networks or RSS feeds. Articles pass through our own content algorithms which filter for relevancy and recency before being delivered to users’ news feeds, by location.
Striking the balance between personalisation and local serendipity is our holy grail. The computer science wizardry behind this involves groundbreaking work to recognise the local context of news articles - from time to time we share more about this on our blog.
We acknowledge the need for partnerships and collaboration to achieve our goals. We’re ready to work with all genres of journalism to give local stories the coverage and exposure they deserve. To contribute to our work or propose an initiative get in touch. Your support can make a difference to the future of local news.
We’re a thoughtful team, curious about the future of news consumption, and obsessed about making news better for all. We do this because we get fired up about the unwieldy and disruptive news reading experiences that exist today.
We're committed to developing a series of APIs for the benefit of the local news ecosystem.
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Publishers can collect the page-views and time-spent on their published articles.
Publishers are able to extract valuable insights on the topics and stories driving conversations.
Publishers can retrieve an up-to-the-minute stream of comments from their published articles.
Search through Bundle's entire archive of articles with the option of using location, topic and time filters.