MGA’s “Shuffle” App Featured on Product Hunt

Shuffle Featured On Technology And Mobile App Review Website Product Hunt


Alexandria, VAShuffle, the mobile news sharing application that learns from its users, is featured on Product Hunt, the premiere website that offers reviews and promotes new technology and application products. Shuffle’s algorithm processes user feedback and presents cards of news stories specifically catered to the user. Users can also follow their friends and news publishers, share recommended stories, and save articles to a personal reading list.


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“I may read a thousand stories a week, but only share one or two of them, that’s not necessarily the best information for me to see, but it’s what shows up on social media sites. So how do you surface the other thousand articles that are being read, but nobody is really posting to social media? That is what we hope to surface with Shuffle,” stated Alex Skatell, co-founder of Media Group of America.” 


About Shuffle:


Shuffle is a new iOS and Android app from Media Group of America that uses patent-pending technology to change the way news is delivered to consumers. Mobile applications are utilized everyday for personal banking, photo sharing, social media, and listening to music through applications that learn what the user enjoys. Shuffle now brings these innovations and intelligence to mobile news consumption and sharing.


Shuffle delivers the most important news stories a reader cares about in a clear and easy-to-use format. Using special algorithms, Shuffle presents a “deck of news cards” to the user based on five important relevance attributes: personal interests, what your friends are reading, recent news, trending topics based on location, and trending topics based on popularity. A user’s personal news deck can then be based on all of these attributes, or individually by quickly tapping a filter. Shuffle also makes sharing articles, searching topics, and following and viewing your favorite publishers’ stories easy.


Every action taken by a user on a news card within Shuffle is fed back into “Courier,” which learns and improves the sorting of relevant information. Swiping left indicates a reader is not interested in the article. Swiping right means the reader is interested in the article and adds it to a personal reading list for later. Tapping a story immediately loads the article on the publisher’s site, and sharing an article or following a publisher both demonstrate extreme indicators of reader satisfaction. All of these represent valued reader interactions that help Shuffle learn about the news each individual user is most likely to find interesting.


About Media Group of America:


Media Group of America is a next generation media company based in Alexandria, Virginia that operates the websites The Independent Journal Review and Liftbump. MGA also owns a technology incubator, MGA Labs, and a leading digital media agency, IMGE.


IJReview was recently recognized as the “2014 Best in Politics” social news publisher by Newswhip alongside the number one in business, Business Insider, and number one in sports, The Bleacher Report. According to numbers provided by Quantcast, consistently ranks among the 50 most popular websites in the United States.


IJReview was also recently profiled on the front page of The New York Times Business Section. As the Times reported:


MGA founders Alex Skatell and Phil Musser, say that IJReview’s popularity comes from having mastered “social sharing” on websites like Facebook and Google. They boast of the ability to generate maximum traffic from a minimum number of articles.


Shuffle: Your News Dealer.



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