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Breaking News has shut down operations as of December 31, 2016.

Thank you so much for using this service — knowing that we had passionate, engaged people relying on Breaking News made our hard work especially meaningful. Many of the features we implemented came directly from your feedback. Thank you.

In our six-year run we had the honor of being at the forefront of news, technology and public safety, always focused on verifiable news delivered as fast as humanly possible. Working together, we were building the news service that we, ourselves, always wanted — and so shutting it down means that we're looking to where we're going to get our news, too.

There will never be a perfect news product, but we hope the future will be full of attempts to make one. We'd love to see more startups, more experimentation, more investment, more long-shots into funding models, more doubling-down into technologies that will benefit journalists, users and the world.

We've lit up your screen, buzzed your pocket and reached out across the room with our three-note alert sound. We've told you about things you cared about (and some you didn't), and helped you feel more in touch with the world. We helped you find out first, giving you an edge and even helping keep you safe. We loved doing it. We're going to miss it. Thank you for being on the other end of that glowing screen.

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App Description

Get a jump on the news with Breaking News, the fastest source of reliable reporting in the world. Trusted by the largest newsrooms and governments, Breaking News surfaces stories in seconds -- even breaking stories near you, wherever you go.

Now you can join our global community and help people around you by sharing a tip when you see a breaking story.

Here's what you can do with the Breaking News app:

• Discover when news breaks 14 minutes ahead of other news apps on average
• See verified reporting from social media and hundreds of news sources
• Get just the alerts you want by following what's important to you
• NEW: Quickly tip people around you when you see news nearby
• NEW: See news and tips near you and avoid potential danger or delays
• Receive a proximity alert when a major story breaks near your location
• Watch live video from the scene of breaking stories
• Get inside guidance from our 24/7 editorial team
• Alert your friends over Facebook, Twitter, text and email
• See news, get alerts and share tips on your Apple Watch
• Do everything with no registration required!

"Indispensable" - The Verge
"The best app I have" - U.S. Senator John McCain
"Gold standard for news aggregation" - Fast Company
"Best apps to catch breaking news" - Wall Street Journal

If you have any issues or suggestions, please email us at support@breakingnews.com and we'll get back to you right away.

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • December 15, 2011 New version 2.0
  • December 30, 2011 New version 2.0.1
  • February 01, 2012 New version 2.0.2
  • March 08, 2012 New version 2.0.3
  • March 20, 2012 New version 2.0.4
  • June 23, 2012 New version 2.5
  • July 24, 2012 New version 2.5.2
  • September 12, 2012 New version 2.5.3
  • October 19, 2012 New version 2.6
  • November 30, 2012 New version 2.6.1
  • December 25, 2012 New version 2.6.2
  • April 12, 2013 New version 2.6.3
  • April 20, 2013 New version 2.6.4
  • June 30, 2013 New version 2.6.5
  • September 16, 2013 New version 2.6.6
  • November 04, 2013 New version 3.0
  • November 07, 2013 New version 3.0.1
  • November 20, 2013 New version 3.0.2
  • December 05, 2013 New version 3.1.0
  • December 11, 2013 New version 3.1.1
  • December 28, 2013 New version 3.1.2
  • February 01, 2014 New version 3.1.3
  • April 02, 2014 New version 3.2.0
  • April 09, 2014 New version 3.2.1
  • June 23, 2014 New version 3.3.0
  • September 19, 2014 New version 3.4.0
  • October 10, 2014 New version 3.4.1
  • November 03, 2014 New version 3.4.2
  • February 17, 2015 New version 3.5.0
  • April 27, 2015 New version 3.6.0
  • May 11, 2015 New version 3.6.1
  • July 16, 2015 New version 3.7.0
  • August 07, 2015 New version 3.7.1
  • August 27, 2015 New version 3.7.2
  • September 13, 2015 New version 3.7.3
  • October 13, 2015 New version 3.8.0
  • November 05, 2015 New version 3.8.1
  • November 30, 2015 New version 3.8.2
  • February 10, 2016 New version 3.8.3
  • February 21, 2016 New version 3.8.4
  • July 06, 2016 New version 3.9.1
  • July 15, 2016 New version 3.9.2
  • August 07, 2016 New version 3.9.3
  • August 15, 2016 New version 3.9.4
  • November 08, 2016 New version 3.11.0
  • November 22, 2016 New version 3.11.1
  • December 09, 2016 New version 3.11.2
  • January 01, 2017 New version 3.12.0

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