When TV News Becomes Obsolete, Apps Rule | ZAGGblog

It brought news and entertainment into homes and created the multi-billion dollar industry that is advertising. Now, as technology evolves and viewer needs change, broadcast television is becoming increasingly outdated. With the ability to watch favorite shows on DVR, tablets, smartphones, Apple TV, Netflix, Hulu, and other Internet venues, how many people would choose the old fashioned method? With television series and movies, viewers have thousands of options available to stream instantly. However, one of the media outlets that has changed the most is how people get their news. The nightly news, whether local, national, or world, has been forced to change their format to accommodate viewers demands for up to the moment, in depth, on the scene news. The most popular news apps include Associated Press, New York Times, CNN Mobile and MSNBC News, giving users notifications and updates as breaking news stories develop. The most interesting top rated app is the Fluent News Reader app, which compiles news headlines and articles from a variety of sources.
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It has since sent its members to bolster Syria's President Bashar Assad forces in their assault on rebel-held areas. The EU vote triggered concerns in Lebanon that the decision would affect the bloc's funding for the country, but French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said economic aid would be unaffected. Lebanon's outgoing prime minister, Najib Mikati, expressed disappointment in the bloc's action, saying: "We wish that the EU countries had conducted a more careful reading of the facts." Even before Monday's decision, aid groups complained that European governments have been reluctant to donate funds to help Lebanon cope with a massive flow of refugees from Syria's civil war because of Hezbollah's dominance in Lebanon's government. Timor Goksel, a Beirut-based political analyst, called the EU action "a public relations move," but said it could affect Hezbollah in Lebanon by providing "much ammunition to its foes." Walid Sukariyeh, a pro-Hezbollah legislator who belongs to the group's bloc, said the decision underscored the influence of the U.S. on Europe. "Europe tried to have an independent stance away from America's diction, but I believe by this stance it has abandoned its independence and the independence of its policy," he said. Kerry said the EU move would "have a significant impact on Hezbollah's ability to operate freely in Europe by enabling European law enforcement agencies to crack down on Hezbollah's fundraising, logistical activity, and terrorist plotting on European soil." Israel also welcomed the European decision. It fought a bitter monthlong war with Hezbollah in 2006, and has accused Hezbollah of carrying out attacks on Jewish and Israeli targets around the world. Hezbollah has denied involvement in some and not commented on others. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked the EU ministers for the action, even though he insisted that "as far as Israel is concerned, Hezbollah is one organization without distinctions between its wings." Westerwelle said the evidence from the attack in Bulgaria was enough of an impetus for the blacklisting. Several EU nations have pointed to Hezbollah's involvement in Syria as further reason for the move. As Hezbollah's hand in the Syrian conflict has become public, Lebanon has seen a spike in Sunni-Shiite tensions that has sparked gunbattles in several cities around the country.
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