Today AOL is better known for its content business rather than as an ISP. The company’s properties include Weblogs Inc and TechCrunch blog networks, and now they’re expanding to include the growing army of iPad users to the mix. Their new gig is a “personalized iPad magazine” called AOL Editions, which is said to deliver a “unique and beautiful reading experience customized for each individual user.”
In its press release, AOL doesn’t tell us how they do their Flipboard-like magic, but it’s fair to guess they go through your and your friends’ Facebook and Twitter streams to show you the news and articles people in your circle are reading.
In addition, Editions also surfaces top news by section to ensure readers are getting information that is not only interesting to them, but also important. There are a total of 15 topic sections to choose from, including Design, Tech, Business, Family, Health & Fitness, Sports, Entertainment and Travel. Each section can be edited to include your favorite companies, teams, celebrities, sources etc. Moreover, you can access localized news and weather, as well as the calendar that syncs with Facebook and iCal to display upcoming events and birthdays…
Editions by AOL (FREE) [iTunes link]