Zite: How mobile can make news easier to find, consume and digest – with founder Ali Davar

I don’t normally get excited about news – especially about the news aggregator software that is out there. But when I see something that makes the huge amount of news I consume easier to read/understand/visualize and something that customizes itself to my reading preferences over time, I get excited.

Enter Ali Davar and his company Zite.

With over 100,000 downloads in the first week, it is obvious this product fills a need in a segment in mobile that is trending, growing, popular and important. Ali and his team have been working on the underpinnings for Zite for more than 5 years and in this session we dive deep into the reasoning behind the product and company, the impact on the news industry, pay walls, the future of this type of technology and what’s up next for Zite.


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About Ali Davar

Ali Davar
Ali Davar is the CEO of Zite, Inc. a Vancouver based startup company. In 2005, while attending law school at the University of British Columbia, Ali founded Worio, a personalized web search discovery technology. Worio’s technology has since evolved into Zite, a personalized iPad magazine application that gets smarter as you use it. Ali holds a LLD from the University of British Columbia and is a member of the Canadian Bar Association.

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Rob Woodbridge

I'm Rob, the founder of UNTETHER.tv and I've spent 14 years immersed in the mobile and pervasive computing world. During this great time I've helped some of the most innovative companies grow their business through mobile. If you are in need of a mobile business advisor or coach, connect with me here to get things rolling.

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