Washington Post launches news aggregation site

Apr 20, 2011
View of the front page of The Washington Post newspaper taken in Washington in 2009. The Washington Post Co. launched a news aggregation website on Wednesday called "Trove" that allow readers to customize the news around their interests.

The Washington Post Co. launched a news aggregation website on Wednesday called "Trove" that allow readers to customize the news around their interests.

"Trove creates a customized news experience that factors in a reader's likes and dislikes, combining state-of-the-art technology with expertise from the newsroom," the Post Co. said in a statement.

Trove.com, which claims over 10,000 news sources including leading media outlets, also incorporates social media with a "Comments" feature that lets users connect with others with similar interests.

Users can also create their own customized news "channels" to display news stories about a particular interest.

"Because Trove is all about the individual user, the experience is customized and different for everyone," Post Co. chief digital officer Vijay Ravindran said in a statement.

Trove uses Facebook Connect to pull in a user's interests from their Facebook profile to begin building a personalized experience.

It features an "Editors' Picks" selection of news of the day chosen by the site's editorial team.

Trove is available for desktop computers but also and Blackberry devices. The Post Co. said and iPad applications were coming soon.

Faced with a steady decline in print and circulation, US newspaper publishers have been conducting a number of free and paid experiments on the Web.

The Washington Post Co. is also a partner with The News York Times and USA Today publisher Gannett in an online subscription-based news service called Ongo which launched last year.

The was also among the signatories of a letter last month accusing iPad news reader Zite of .

Zite offers a customized and personalized news experience, displaying stories based on the interests and behavior of a particular user.

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