Points Mentioned, the service that automatically maps community news articles, today released its mobile app for hyperlocal news discovery, News Bayou.  Now available for download on iOS and Android, the app makes it easy for mobile readers to find community news about any location. News Bayou connects you to the 1.5 million articles in its geo-database, delivering a personalized news feed based on your location.

By collaborating with over a hundred community news publications, News Bayou has created a radical way to discover and access local news. It's all made possible with Points Mentioned, a geocoding plugin that automatically identifies locations in the text of news articles. An interactive map is then embedded on the story to help visualize its events and can be enlarged to reveal points linking to other articles about the area. With thousands of new points added daily, News Bayou can connect readers with over 5 million locations identified in community news articles across the country.

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