Microsoft rolls out redesigned news app on Android

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"Today, there are more than 800 editors working from 50 locations around the world - including editorial newsrooms serving multiple regions in India, Germany, France, Mexico, Canada and Spain", said Rob Bennett, Editor in Chief of Microsoft News, in an announcement.

Microsoft has launched a new current affairs app for iOS and Android, giving you yet another way to funnel the latest news to your phone.

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Remember MSN.com? It's still around - and Microsoft is trying to bring it back by relaunching its mobile apps with a new moniker.

On Wednesday, the tech giant unveiled Microsoft News, a news engine that curates articles from across the web and delivers them to your Microsoft feed. It's effectively a rebrand of the company's existing MSN News app. The breaking news alerts is also easier to configure so you receive notifications when needed. Microsoft gains access to nearly unlimited content that can be displayed on MSN and in their apps and the publishers get a share of the advertising revenue. You can personalize the experience by prioritizing topics or specifying your interests, and Microsoft News will do the rest.

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Today I learned that there's a version of Microsoft News on Android. Microsoft is seemingly moving away from that branding in an effort to better compete with Apple News and Google News, though the MSN website will retain the old branding for the time being.

Available today as a rebranded MSN app, the service provides users with curated news from more than 1,000 "premium publishers" and over 3,000 brands in major global markets.

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Microsoft stated that as part of this program they have paid more than $600 million to publishers in the past four years through this advertising revenue share.

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