What is up with the CNN app and the crap stories it is pusing?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by diesel, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. diesel macrumors 6502a

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    4-5 pushed headlines dealing with the "balloon boy" in the past two days? Seriously CNN? You consider this the major topic for the past 2 days that you need to push me almost half a dozen alerts on it and no other alerts?

    wtf
     
  2. Kuddles macrumors member

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    funny,
    all the "pushes" I received from CNN were sponsored by Lexus for some reason.. :rolleyes:
     
  3. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    there should be a law against ads in paid apps

    a law by apple i guess :confused:

    i bet some dummy gonna come in here and say "ads don't bother me at all " :mad:
     
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  6. larrylaffer macrumors 6502

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    Fox News, they're fair and bla..ha ha I can't say it without laughing!
     
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  8. Lara F macrumors 6502a

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    I really wish we could have a proper BBC News app. :(

    CNN did push about an earthquake in addition to the balloon story...
     
  9. larrylaffer macrumors 6502

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    Have you taken a look at the NPR app? I find them to be a pretty fair source. Of course, that's always subjective.
     
  10. mgamber macrumors 6502a

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    This is, after all, the "news" agency who takes a couple paragraphs of something that may or may not have happened from "street reporters", calls it news and cites "anonymous sources who aren't authorized to speak to the media". As if they're "media". What do you expect them to push BUT crap? Read your local paper if you want news. Watch CNN (or MSNBC or FOX) if you want to sound like a rambling idiot who almost knows enough to be dangerous.
     
  11. RappleRapple macrumors member

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    Unfortunately, "Balloon Boy" is what Americans are interested in right now.

    :rolleyes:
     
  12. Zorro1869 macrumors member

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    Typical CNN... Give me NPR with push notifications that I can modify via settings!
     
  13. Andy348 macrumors 6502

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    They just can't leave the story alone!

    Just be grateful you didn't have this app when MJ died..
     
  14. nickrinaldi macrumors regular

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    hey does the push alerts for cnn have sounds for you guys cause i have sound enabled but the news alerts pop up with no sound for me. all my other push apps have sound. like ap mobile plays a sound so i know i got an alert etc..
     
  15. normwood macrumors 6502a

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    No, it's what CNN is interested in because they are the Crappy Non News Newwork....guess that's CNNN.

    If this is what America is interested in.....we need to all get lives.

    I have the app but actually haven't been using it much because the stories generally are crap...but then again that isn't much different than the television show.

    Think I'm going to rely on my NPR News app. Not perfect, but so far beats CNN by a long mile.

    Steve
     
  16. BigHonkingDeal macrumors 6502a

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    I would buy the iFart app before I pay for a CNN application :D

    Most all US news stations just repeat AP stories.... I use the AP app & BBC web site to get most of my news.


     
  17. xsecretfiles macrumors 6502

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    .....I actually bought the app because I wanted to follow the balloon story live and I wasn't anywhere near a computer or TV
     
  18. Psycdude macrumors member

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    I bought the App just for ballon boy as well. I bet CNN makes more money of the increased sale of the app, than the entire fiasco costs law enforcement (or the family if they are found liable).
     
  19. ddavid macrumors regular

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    Your Local paper must be a lot better than mine... Fox News is the most even if you watch the news and not the opinion shows. If you see a story that piques your interest, you owe it to yourself to find a bunch of sources and make your own opinion.

    I don't have a problem with opinions as long as they are presented as such, I hate newspapers or news shows that disguise opinion as news!
     
  20. PinkyMacGodess macrumors 68040

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    I'm not happy with the AP News app. I get notifications and when try to get more information it says 'Updating...' for a really long long time. A few times it's been rather quick but for the most part, it takes what seems like an eternity to update... The USA Today app works much better IMO.

    Pay for a CNN app? Crazy I'm not...
     
  21. BigHonkingDeal macrumors 6502a

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    I agree the AP app was better before they implemented push service.... I have push turned off because it's so flaky.

    I like the USA Today app as well.

     
  22. Peace macrumors Core

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    Hey! the MSNBC app is worse. I've been getting push notifications today on news that happened Friday.
     
  23. djlexus macrumors member

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    Push News

    You guys should check out push news awesome app pushes news 2-3 times per hour or less depending on what you want.
     

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