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. The iPhone 5, an Explosion on Jupiter, and a Libyan Attack

    An Apple a Day: Today, the twitter world was on FIRE tweeting about the iPhone 5 demo and we’ve collected the product highlights for you. Coming into the corner at 112 grams and 7.6mm thin, the iPhone 4 is 18% thinner and 20% lighter than its predecessor. Made entirely of glass and aluminum, the iPhone 5 has a 4-inch screen with a 16:9 aspect ratio.The A6 processor has 2x CPU power and 2x graphics, exceeds iPhone 4 battery life by 8 hours, updates its connector, and adds a third microphone. Get all the features here.

    Apple iPhone Office

    Explosion on Jupiter: Early on Monday, September 10th, amateur astronomers spotted a huge impact on the southern edge of Jupiter. They believe the impact was a result of an extremely large asteroid. The 1.5-2 second flash, that was visible even by backyard telescopes over 454 million miles away, signifies that the collision was one of importance. Amy Simon Miller, chief of the planetary systems laboratory at Goddard Spaceflight Center estimates that the item of impact “be in the order of 10 meters [33 feet] in size” based on the flash brightness.

    Explosion on Jupiter

    'This Does Not Represent Us': The U.S. ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, and three American members of his staff, were killed Tuesday after an attack on the the country’s U.S. consulate. But, Just like not all Americans are like the people who made the weird anti-Islam movie that [sparked] protests in Muslim nations, not all people in Libya are like the ones who killed U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens.” Some Libyan citizens in Benghazi came out today to rally and show sympathy for American and for Stevens.

    Libyan rallier

    Libyan rallier

  3. 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! 

  4. 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.

  5. 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! 

  6. 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!

  7. 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!

  8. 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! 

  9. 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)

  10. 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…

  11. 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.

  12. Flud Nominated for Best News App by You, Our Fans!

    First of all, a big thanks and props to you all for nominating Flud for 148apps' Best App Ever awards. We're excited, touched, honored, and every other sappy word you can think of.

    But, it gets better — thanks to you, we made it to the final round in the Best News App category!!

    Now that we’re in, we need you to vote for us! 


    All you have to do is go to 148apps.com and hit “Vote for this app” under the Flud icon. We’re right at the top so you can’t miss us! Voting is open now through January 25th with the final winners to be announced at the 2011 Macworld / iWorld Expo in San Fran. 

    We’re counting on you, Fluders!! 

  13. Only 2 More Days to Enter the Flud Photo Contest!

    UPDATE 10:30am 12/21

    Hey Fluders!

    Good news - we’re extending the contest deadline to Friday! Show your Flud spirit and send us your best fan photo :)

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    The deadline for the Flud 2.0 photo contest is this Wednesday!! 

    This is your chance to win an awesome Flud tee shirt and have your photo featured as our Facebook profile pic (how cool is that?!). In addition to the grand prize, there will be two runners up who get Flud T-shirts, too — that’s three chances to win.

    The rules are simple- 

    • Download Flud 2.0 to your iPhone or iPad (or both!)
    • Take a pic of yourself using your sweet new Flud app
    • Email your photo to PR@theflud.com with your name
    • We’ll post entries in an album on our Facebook page on Wednesday
    • Tell everyone you know to log-in and “Like” your pic. The photo with the most “Likes” wins!   

    We will announce a winner on Thursday! Ready, set, go… only 2 more days to enter!! It’s easy, even this guy can do it :) 

  14. Introducing the news personality … well, it’s a pleasure to meet you!

    Introducing the news personality … well, it’s a pleasure to meet you!