1. Flud receives “Internet’s Highest Honor” at the Webby Awards

    Flud received not one, but two Official Honoree awards at the 17th Annual Webby Awards. Nominations include “Best Practices” for usability standards on our brand new web application and “Best Web Service & Application” again for our web application.

    Other official honorees include Google, Forbes, and BBC among others. Companies that set out to build great products don’t do them for the awards, but it’s always nice to get recognized by organizations like the Webby Awards that spend months wading through thousands of products to find the cream of the crop. 

    Congratulations to the Flud team and our partners over at BASIC for turning out a stunning product in such a short time. 

    Have you had a chance to use Flud’s web application yet? Give it a go!

    Happy Fluding :)

  2. Kenny Caught Clowning Around With Stolen iPad

    Happy Friday! Here are a few of today’s top stories for you to enjoy. 

    West Nile Virus: Cases of the mosquito-borne West Nile Virus have been reported in the United States and officials were looking to begin an aerial pesticide spray in the Dallas area, but it was put on hold because of rain. The outbreak in Dallas has already led to 230 infections and 10 deaths

    Anti-Putin Girls Convicted: A controversial women’s punk band in Russia has finally been convicted after weeks of discussion over an anti-Putin concert they threw. The band, “Pussy Riot” was found guilty of “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred”. 

    Clowning Around: Kenny the Clown was caught with an iPad stolen from Steve Jobs’ home. He apparently had no idea that it was stolen from Jobs’ house, but says he willingly took the tablet from his friend who was later arrested for robbing the Apple founder’s house. 

    Macho Reunion: The Expendables 2 opened today and there are many mixed reviews about the dream team of 80’s action stars. Will you be seeing it? 

  3. Flud News Roundup, June 19

    G20 Talks: World leaders are gathering for the second and last day of the G20 summit. Many words are being exchanged over Europe’s debt crisis, urging for there to be action from European leaders. Economic growth and creating jobs is expected to be another topic of discussion today. There was a lot of speculation surrounding the seemingly tense body language between President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin, but the two made a point to prove the media wrong by exchanging a few laughs and declaring they both desire to find a solution for peace in Syria. Leaders will be holding a series of “side meetings” today and a possible rescheduling of US-EU talks. 

    Back on the Streets: The Muslim Brotherhood has taken it back to the streets in Egypt after the Egyptian parliament and military tried to put restrictions on the powers of the presidency yesterday. Mohammed Morsi is the projected winner in the election and represents the Brotherhood. The rally is seeking to redeem the Brotherhood’s revolutionary credibility while many groups remain suspicious of them, fearful of being trapped between a larger political game. Skeptics claim the Brotherhood is too often concerned with religious agenda to embrace and encourage the principles that inspired the initial uprising. 

    In lighter news: 

    T-Rex Tiff: Paleontologists and Mongolian officials are tremendously upset after a claim that the skeleton of a tyrannosaur was taken illegally from their country. The United States is intervening and demanding that the skeleton (that was up for auction in May) be turned over to the government so it can be returned to Mongolia. The question is, how did someone get away with smuggling such a massive monument? 

    iPad Rival: Well, maybe. Microsoft has released their own tablet, Surface, a PC tablet that will run on the soon-to-be released version of Windows 8. The tablet features a high-definition touch screen, cameras, full keyboard option, built-in kickstand and more. There are no specifics on when the device will be available, but we are anxiously awaiting to see how it compares to the iPad. 

    image source: Huffington Post

  4. Flud for iPad on App Store New and Noteworthy

    There are over 500,000 apps in the App Store, so how do you make yours stand out? Create something beautiful and functional. Give it a cool name and oh… and have it featured!

    We’re so excited announce that our beautiful iPad app has been selected to New and Noteworthy in the App Store! Fluding is more fun with your friends, so please invite them to read, discover and share news with you! Plus, finding us in the App Store is super easy this week, we’re right on top! Look, look, look…

  5. iBlogiOS Delivers iOS News to Flud

    There are plenty of tech blogs out there that cover the latest and greatest in gadgetry, but iBlogiOS is dedicated to bringing you timely news, reviews and updates on your favorite iDevices. The people behind iBlogiOS know their stuff and keep the news flowing like there’s no tomorrow. Every time I turn around, or refresh that is, there’s something new to read.

    But don’t worry, if they’re pumping out content too fast for you to keep up, you can always add headlines to your Reading List and get back to them once your home, or on the bus, or in line at the grocery store. 

    Here’s a little preview of the beautifulness that is iBlogiOS… 

    Bottomline — if you love iOS, you need this feed. Go get iBlogiOS to your Flud now. You can find them under Technology or on the Featured Feeds list in the Add Sources menu. Simple! 

  6. #FludReads March 8

    A few #FludReads for your Thursday night reading pleasure —

  7. Today’s big Apple Event has everyone talking. Are they releasing the next generation iPad? A new Apple TV? Something else?
We can’t be sure. But MacLife, the lovably dorky Mac, iPod, iPhone and iPad magazine, will bring you the updates you need to stay in the know.

    Today’s big Apple Event has everyone talking. Are they releasing the next generation iPad? A new Apple TV? Something else?

    We can’t be sure. But MacLife, the lovably dorky Mac, iPod, iPhone and iPad magazine, will bring you the updates you need to stay in the know.

  8. Who’s excited?! Do you think Apple is releasing their next gen iPad or something else? Let the rumors begin!  
shortformblog:

Happening soon: Apple’s latest event, where they’re expected to launch a new iPad and possibly other products. You can find liveblogs here, here and here.

    Who’s excited?! Do you think Apple is releasing their next gen iPad or something else? Let the rumors begin!  

    shortformblog:

    Happening soon: Apple’s latest event, where they’re expected to launch a new iPad and possibly other products. You can find liveblogs here, here and here.

  9. Recommend Articles with #FludReads

    Fluders, you’re the most informed people we know, so of course we’re interested in the articles you read and recommend to your friends. We see what you Flud, but keeping track of the best articles you share elsewhere on the web is a little trickier.

    To solve this dilemma and round up your recommended reads, we’re introducing the hashtag #FludReads. It’s really easy to use and will help us, as well as other Fluders, find the good stuff you’re sharing.

    Here’s how it works: 

    • Every time you share an article to Twitter, include #FludReads in your message.
    • Each day we’ll pick three of our favorite #FludRead stories and feature them right here on our blog.
    • Plus, we’ll Flud your #FludReads recommended articles from our Flud account for maximum exposure. 

    Help make the web smarter one #FludRead at a time and be sure to check back here daily to see if your #FludReads article made it on our favorites list! 

  10. Flud Faster with 2.1, Update Now!

    Hey Fluders!

    It’s time to update your Flud to our newest version, 2.1. We could go on and on about why you should update, but here’s the short and sweet of what’s new -

    • You can add a Twitter list as a source.
    • We changed the UI to make headlines easier to scan. 
    • A few more-than-routine speed and stability improvements! 
    • Easily browse and add streams from our more than 100 new featured feeds.

    Remember, Fluding is more fun with friends, so invite them to join!

  11. CNN Thinks We’re Cool - 50 New Tech Tools You Should Know About

    This morning CNN came out with a list of the 50 New Tech Tools You Should Know About, and guess what … Flud is one of them! We’re really excited to be featured, but what makes it even cooler is that we are side by side with apps we think are just amazing.

    Here’s a few of our favorites:

    • Path - It’s like Facebook for just you and your closest friends.
    • Pinterest - We’re so addicted. It’s a virtual pinboard for anything you can imagine. Recipes, dream homes, the best mustaches you’ve ever seen, motivational quotes, etc. etc.
    • Instagram - Has an uncanny ability to make any photo beautiful.
    • Oink - Lets users rate specific dishes at restaurants so you know what’s good and what’s meant for the pigs.

    So what do they have in common? Two things: fantastic UI’s and doing one thing really well. Whether it’s close friends, inspiration, photos, good eats, or in our case, news — niche network apps are trending in tech this year. 

    Since we’re on a roll, please help us win The Best News App of 2011. Voting is super easy, no sign up required, and the polls close today … so go vote!

  12. Make Flud the Best News App of 2011

    Your chance to vote in The 2011 Best App Ever Awards is coming to a close today. Get over to 148apps.com and vote for us as the Best News App of 2011.

    Thanks for the love, Fluders. We really want to win. Please reblog this! 

  13. Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll get when you add The Week to your Flud! They’re funny and do all the dirty work for you. That’s a win-win in my book. 
inothernews:

Here’s Steve Jobs, immortalized in a $99 action figure.
Apple will probably sell it for $499, or $629 for the 3G version.
(Gizmodo via Neatorama)

    Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll get when you add The Week to your Flud! They’re funny and do all the dirty work for you. That’s a win-win in my book. 

    inothernews:

    Here’s Steve Jobs, immortalized in a $99 action figure.

    Apple will probably sell it for $499, or $629 for the 3G version.

    (Gizmodo via Neatorama)

  14. Indie Music Filter: Indie Music Filter On Flud →

    So, who’s going to send Chris Budd an iPad? 

    indiemusicfilter:

    flud

    2012 seems to be the year to read my blog on a mobile device or tablet as I’ve been included again as a featured blog, this time on a new social news reader for iPhone and iPad users call Flud. Here’s a blurb from the app:

    Flud is the news reader where everyone has a news…

  15. So you’ve downloaded Flud. Now, what do you do with it? 
The new Flud Tips feed gives you insider tips on how to best enjoy your beautiful Flud news application.

    So you’ve downloaded Flud. Now, what do you do with it?

    The new Flud Tips feed gives you insider tips on how to best enjoy your beautiful Flud news application.