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Professor EL Gamal launches smart aggregation app for Egyptian news

Professor Hashem El GamalInmobly, the startup founded by Hesham El Gamal, professor of electrical and computer engineering, recently launched an Android app, called Agenda 25, which tracks major news sources and retrieves an “Egyptian political digest” that includes popular news, opinions, blogs, videos, Facebook pages, Youtube channels, tweets, and live coverage of recent events. El Gamal and Agenda 25 were recently featured on in the article, “Tired of Political News ADD? Just-Launched Egyptian Mobile App Brings You Smart Aggregation,” by Nina Curley.

After archiving the news content offline, the app goes a step further.

“Based on your consumption pattern, we are able to efficiently predict what kind of content you prefer,” says El Gamal. “If you are interested in a certain author, we will get you more content related to that author. Or if you’re interested in more information related to the constitution, we will bring you that.”

Apps for Blackberry and iPhone will follow soon.

Agenda25 is only a first step in Inmobly's effort to commercialize a novel mobile content distribution technology invented by El Gamal's research team and covered by a patent filing by The Ohio State University. Inmobly was recently awarded a Techgenisis grant by TechColumbus and, In recognition of his work, El Gamal was selected as a 2011 semi-finalist by TechColumbus for its annual Inventor of the Year Award'.

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