UCWeb, a portfolio company of Alibaba Mobile Business Group, announced today that it has launched “News Hub”, a brand new product for its Pakistani users with cooperation of top local news portals. Equipped with powerful algorithm, News Hub is a news aggregator that is set to change the traditional way of content acquisition. The big data enables accurate news pushing, making the right news to find the right reader; thus enhancing the efficiency of daily information acquisition to each user.
News Hub was officially launched on July 3rd on UC Browser for Android version. Becoming immensely popular among UC Browser users, News Hub has attracted more than 2 million users within 1 month in Pakistan. News Hub provides national and international news in different fields including politics, technology, entertainment, sports, lifestyle, and latest trends. It is also an ads-free product with fast streaming and browsing experience. To celebrate this achievement, UCWeb will hold a campaign with the participation of celebrities from different fields.
News Hub: Smart, Fast and User-friendly
Differentiating it with other traditional news sources, Mr. Sihai Yao, product manager of UC Browser in Pakistan, said: “News Hub serves customized news meeting user’s interests, vastly differentiating from traditional news sources, based on big data and algorithm technologies of UC Browser. Besides, with the help of UC Browser push notifications, users can instantly receive breaking news that they are more likely to be interested in. For our users, this means no need to filter through pages of spam and instant news relevant to the things they care about.”
The advanced cloud acceleration and data compression technologies behind UC browser ensure fastest loading of news compared to any other browser. Combining this with the powerful ad-blocking function, users are presented with a minimal reading environment free of distracting and irrelevant ads unlike traditional news websites.
Talking about the expectation of News Hub and future plan, Howard Liang, business director of emerging markets, UCWeb, Alibaba Mobile Business Group, said: “Capitalizing on unique features, UC Browser keeps improving mobile browsing experience to its users. The launching of News Hub in Pakistan is a new step for us to make UC Browser from tool to content. Improvement of content consumption experience will be next important task for UCWeb and Alibaba Mobile Business Group.”