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Ongo Debuts Version 2.0 of its News Service with a Major Expansion of Content and Launch of a Ground-Breaking Magazine Offering

Ongo 2.0 Offers an Intuitive and Ad-Free Reading Experience, Delivering Content to Subscribers from Domestic and International Newspapers and Magazines

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CUPERTINO, Calif., Jan. 25, 2012

CUPERTINO, Calif. , Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Ongo, the ultimate destination for online news, today launches version 2.0 of its popular service, offering subscribers more major news brands, an immersive interface for magazines and easy access on all smartphones.

Ongo 2.0 more than doubles its newsstand to over 80 premium titles including international publications like the Hindustan Times and featured content like Salon. The service also offers over 60 free, popular titles and the ability for users to add any RSS feed. This newsstand now generates over 6,750 stories each day, and Ongo's professional team of editors curates that broad range of content on the homepage and throughout the section pages such as business, sports and entertainment.

The Magazine offering starts with partnerships with over a dozen leading magazine brands including Popular Science and ESPN The Magazine.  Ongo 2.0 builds on its award-winning news experience by creating a magazine aesthetic, including cover pages, tables of contents, photo galleries and feature story presentations with full screen images optimized for consumption on computers, tablets or smartphones.

Ongo is also announcing the launch of version 1.5 of its mobile web app, found at http://m.ongo.com. Specifically designed for the way users read the news on the go, the app is designed for smaller screens, efficient use of bandwidth and rapid user interaction.

“People want to be able to quickly find the news that matters most and consume it with ease on a device of their choosing. Since Ongo's launch 12 months ago, we have been listening to our subscriber base and focused on developing a service that delivers a high-quality news experience with a diversity of content from publications across the globe,” said Alex Kazim , Ongo Inc.'s founder and chief executive officer.

More Content

With the addition of international publications and magazines, Ongo 2.0 will offer even more content to subscribers. Ongo 2.0 includes the first digital syndication to a news aggregator of Japan 's Yomiuri Shimbun, the world's largest newspaper with a circulation of 10 million, and also features well-respected titles including Popular Science, ESPN The Magazine and the Hindustan Times.

Selected publications now available via Ongo 2.0 include:

·    Harvard Business Review  

·    The New Republic

·    Kiplinger's Personal Finance

·    Christian Science Monitor

·    Engadget 

·    Conservation Magazine

·    TechCrunch

·    Foreign Policy

·    Inc. Magazine

·    Budget Travel

·    The Oxford American

·    American Photo

·    Columbia Journalism Review

·    The Motley Fool

·    Los Angeles Magazine

·    Technology Review

·    Foreign Affairs 

·    Strategy+Business

·    The Hindustan Times

·    Popular Science

·    Yomiuri Shimbun

·    ESPN The Magazine

The full list of current Ongo titles can be found at: http://www.ongo.com/content.php

Pricing and Availability

The new features of Ongo 2.0 are available with the service today. To celebrate the launch of this new version, Ongo is offering a discounted price of just $0.99 for a one year subscription at www.ongo.com. This offer is valid until Jan. 31 . Prices for Premium titles will vary and start at $0.99 /month.

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About Ongo

Ongo is the ultimate destination for online news. The service combines the best news sources, a truly immersive experience and a team of professional editors to deliver the news that matters most to you — all in one place.

Based in Cupertino, Calif. , Ongo is led by an accomplished team of entrepreneurs from eBay, Apple, Adobe, Hearst and Sun Microsystems. In September 2010 , the company closed a $12M Series A financing from The New York Times Co., The Washington Post Co., and Gannett Company, Inc. The Ongo service launched on Jan. 25, 2011 , and is available at www.ongo.com.

Ongo is a trademark of Ongo Inc., and other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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