Staying on top of the latest tech news on a daily basis can be an all day task, but today MobileFOMO compares the startup services that are simplifying how news is delivered to your email inbox.
Launch is a newsletter created by Jason Calacanis delivered up to 12 times a week to your inbox. If there was one email service that would replace Twitter for breaking news coverage and well rounded news in general, Launch would be it. Articles are well broken out by researchers with insightful commentary by Calacanis. The service is free to signup but only paid subscribers can see all newsletters whereas free members will instead see an adorable kitten asking you to pay to support the service.
Chasm.io is a well informed newsletter with spot on targeting of stories based on personal interests by connecting with your twitter account. As a pivot from a previous product, Chasm is more than an email news delivery and markets its technology as an influencer-driven content distribution platform. While the stories shared are relative and accurate to personal interests, Chasm hides publisher articles behind an non-closeable iframe toolbar. Major backlash ensued when Digg tried the iframe route and was labeled as a “non-user friendly” method for sharing and discovering news.
Nuzzel is the brainchild of Jonathan Abrams who is well known for his previous innovations, including founding Friendster. If you care the most about news articles shared by your friends then MobileFOMO recommends Nuzzel. Through Facebook connect and Twitter, Nuzzel filters to the most shared news stories in your network of friends and extended networks. The newsletter and website are well designed and include comments from friends on important stories along with easy access to view articles. As an added bonus, Nuzzel’s technology links together comments from around the web on individual stories from sources such as reddit, hacker news, and techmeme.
Everyone knows building a startup is hard. StartupDigest is high quality startup focused stories in your morning inbox. Often curated as inspirational or aspirational stories, StartupDigest brings you the best shared experiences about startups written around the web. StartupDigest also doubles as a newsletter highlighting local events and meetups in your region.
Staying on top of the latest can be daunting, and addicting, but these curated and informative daily email services are here to help.