FL#174: Mobile news app Discors
Mobile app Discors
is a news aggregator that licenses content from premium, often
subscription-based, news organizations. The app pairs news stories with
analysis, commentary and insights.
Reporting by Jon Doty
For more information:
- The Discors app is available on iOS and Android
platforms. The newsreader and background information features are free.
To access the analysis articles, users must sign up for a subscription
of about $1 per month.
- Discors has partnered with news organizations including The
Washington Post, The Economist, CNN, The Guardian, Bloomberg, Foreign
Policy and Tronc.
- In July, Discors confirmed that it had raised $1.2 million from angel investors, founders and Matter Ventures, according to TechCrunch.
- A small in-house editorial team selects articles from Discors’ partner publications and curates a feed that focuses on the top 15 to 20 stories each day. According to founder and Chief Executive Officer Basil Enan, they tend to focus on general interest news, politics, international news, business, technology and sometimes sports.