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Circa's bite-sized bits of news (pictures)

This news app for Android helps you stay on top of the news with small bursts of information.

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Sarah Mitroff
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Circa News

Circa makes the news easier to digest by cutting out excess details from news stories and showing you only the most relevant facts, quotes, and photos.
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News topics

The app has six news sections, including world news and technology, so you can browse by topic.
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Storyline

Tapping on any headline opens a "storyline," which is an evolving account of the news story with summaries of the information, quotes from relevant people or news articles, and photos were appropriate. Each storyline has a photo at the top, with the headline and sub headline. You can swipe up to read the rest of the news.

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Related stories

At the bottom of a storyline, you can browse stories similar to one you just read.
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Citations

Also at the bottom of each storyline, you can see where Circa got its news reports, quotes, and other information. Most of the news comes from company blogs and news wire services, as well as prominent news outlets such as The New York Times and Reuters.
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Follow up

You can follow storylines in Circa so that when a new development happens, the app will alert you. This feature is especially helpful for long-term news, such as sports championship series, elections, and other developing stories.

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