In short, we were fed up with news. We were sick of how everything had turned click-baity, with practically nonsense stories being the norm. But we also noticed that while we were reading more and more with our phones, the articles that were squeezed onto the tiny screens didn't seem to fit how we wanted to read there.
In early 2012, we got a team together to challenge everything about the news: how it was written, how it was distributed, and how it was read. We created an entirely new kind of CMS built around the idea of object-oriented journalism. Instead of constantly writing new articles, our CMS would allow our writers to develop news over time, in things we call "atoms" – facts, stats, photos, etc. – the most important elements in writing news.
This new approach of writing would allow readers to consume news in a wholly new way – by following individual stories they care about. Then, as the stories progress and our writers add to them, readers get the benefit of seeing only what they haven't seen yet – an entirely new concept in news.
Now, over two years later, our progress speaks for itself. Numerous companies have spun up apps that are copy cats, but fail to see the forest for the trees. Both Apple and Google called Circa News a Best App of 2013. And while we've been proud of our work to date and accolades, we're just getting started.
We can't wait to show the world what we have up our sleeves...