Scott Anderson

NextBillion is Now Available on Google Currents

Some of you, in fact nearly 2,000 of you as of this writing, have discovered that NextBillion was recently included in the new Google Currents application.

For everyone else with an Android phone or tablet, or an iPhone or iPad, we hope you join us by downloading the free Google Currents and subscribing to NB.

But first, a note of thanks to the folks at Google for including NextBillion among the first 180 content providers at the launch of this wondrous app, which delivers magazine-like editions to tablets and smartphones. A special hat tip goes to Amrit Dhir, on the Google team, who helped to facilitate the process. Amrit incidentally was an Indicorps fellow in 2008-2009 and was partnered with Manzil, an empowerment and learning center for youth from low-income backgrounds in Delhi.

Google Currents is now available for download at Android Market or the Apple App Store for U.S. users. The content is optimized for both smartphones and tablets, and allows readers to subscribe to multiple news and information sources, as well as to track trending topics. It’s also integrated nicely with Google+, so sharing is easy. Here’s a little more background on how it works:

After you download, just do a quick search for NextBillion and click on “add” to subscribe and receive the latest blog posts and job listings. While you’re there, you also should subscribe to Acumen Fund and Ashoka, two important NextBillion Content Partners in social enterprise.

Thanks again to Google for making NextBillion’s content even more accessible to mobile users.

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