Hummingbird – stories for you

Hummingbird – stories for you

By Microsoft Corporation

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2018-12-13
  • Current Version: 1.3
  • Adult Rating: 17+
  • File Size: 16.08 MB
  • Developer: Microsoft Corporation
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.1 or later.
Score: 4.53892
4.53892
From 167 Ratings

Description

Hummingbird uses the latest AI and search technology to help you locate stories and videos on topics you care about and from sources you trust on the web. You set it up with just a few taps.   It's smart The more you use Hummingbird, the better it gets at searching and locating stories from across the web that you'll like — and avoiding ones you won't.   It's informed Stay up to date on the latest search results in news and sports from a variety of sources on the web, plus get results related to your interests and hobbies, such as fashion, food, and DIY. And you get all that in one place.   It's fun When you need a break, check out the latest viral videos in search.      It's simple Just tap topics to add them to your personalized feed.    Hummingbird — stories for you.

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Reviews

  • Sign in problem

    3
    By Underratedtoxic12
    I go to sign in and press login then it refreshes and tells me to sign in again
  • Good but not a differentiator

    4
    By NickGeorge89
    Good app with good usability but doesn’t do much different than any other news app.This is a good
  • A Free News App Worth Using

    5
    By Gblah1996
    As a business professional, I subscribe to many different news sources since being informed is one of the most important things you can do. Out of the 16 apps, I have used this one does it all and for free with no please sign up here ads or crazy request that ask you to pay X dollars each month to read free articles. If you are looking for a quick and easy way to be informed this is definitely the app for you!
  • Nice, simple, in a funny gentle way

    5
    By Doctor 10
    Gives up to date news in simple, easy to digest, nice looking way
  • Nice looking app with some political bias

    3
    By Visuary
    If we are to believe there is no political bias in your algorithms then why is there a liberalism topic and not one for conservatism? Why are all the default news sources from liberal news outlets and not until I search for the word conservatism do I begin to see these sources?
  • Overall a good news app with a big flaw

    3
    By Doniel102
    Overall, this app is much like the Google News app which I like a lot. However, the biggest gripe I have with this app is that it often shows news that are apparently outdated. For example, I follow NBA games everyday and I often run into news which after a few seconds of reading I realize is about a game that occurred days ago if not weeks! This won’t matter much for non-sports content to me. But for sports, who cares about a game that happened a week ago?? It’s like Microsoft’s search engine does not have an algorithm to ignore outdated sports news.
  • System doesn’t seem to adapt to preferences

    3
    By Jonathan Oz
    I have been using Hummingbird for about three months now. I’ve taken to exploring sources of stories to assess the trustworthiness of sources, and asking the app to exclude those sources from my feed. I find sources with strong ties to the NRA or the Heritage Foundation to be untrustworthy. I’ve also found sources tied to fundamentalist evangelical churches not to have much value for me. I also tend to exclude sources that deal primarily in celebrity gossip. When a source with a broader perspective pushes a story along these same lines, I generally peruse it, and don’t mess with asking the App to exclude that source. Nonetheless, the app keeps pointing me to unhelpful sources, and while I find the exploration of sources interesting, I want an app that focuses on reliable sources of interest. I’m close to deleting the app because pruning sources and topics is ultimately not an activity I feel like focusing upon
  • Good try Microsoft

    3
    By scorpiophoenix
    There is already an app, like this though that knows about peek and pop, night mode, page formatting, doesn't hang before each page loads and even provides summaries. I do like the general idea of the app and it learning my preferences. It seems like there is much potential here.
  • MORE OF THIS

    4
    By Roy11I
    Hey, Microsoft. Can you shove these types of AI smarts into like, all of your other news sources? Bing news and the MSN news app both have garbage articles and advertisements everywhere, this has neither but is buggy and, as far as I can tell, only available in this app. Google News finally has some competition, thanks MS!
  • Impressed

    5
    By K_Ras
    Seems relevant every time I go into the app.

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