Microsoft (MSFT) has just released a new free app for the iPhone called SNIPP3T in Apple (AAPL) App Store. The heavily tied Bing software, which Microsoft is surprisingly releasing it first for iPhone users before their own Windows Phone platform, is described as a ‘Celebrity News’ app that snips all of the latest gossip about your favorite celebrities from around the web and puts it into one convenient stream.
So if you are a fan, say of George Clooney, Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie, all you need to do is type in the name of the star, and the really well designed app tracks down the latest headlines and sends them to you. Microsoft asks that you put in your Facebook (FB) credentials if you want to share your Justin Bieber obsession with other fans, but you can use most of the app’s features without an account.
Here’s the App Store description of the app:
“SNIPP3T (pronounced “Snippet”) is a Celebrity News app that snips everything you want to know about your favorite celebrities from all over the web and puts it in one place.
•Subscribe to your favorite celebrity with one click, and the hottest stories about them will show up in your personalized stream of headlines.
•Tap on a celebrity to view their detailed profiles and explore a timeline of news stories surrounding them. You can also tap into a news story to get all relevant story content (news articles, photos, videos, and social mentions) in one place.
•Share your thoughts about the latest news with other fans of your favorite celebrities”