Economist Espresso

Daily shot of news on your phone by The Economist

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Pieter Walraven
Pieter WalravenHunter@pieterpaul · Founder & Product @ Pie -
Like Circa's daily brief, but by editors of The Economist. I'm a sucker for their established brand name so installed the app and giving it a go.
Nichole Elizabeth DeMeré
Nichole Elizabeth DeMeréPro@nikkielizdemere · B2B SaaS Consultant
@PieterPaul Is the UI similar to Circa's?
Pieter Walraven
Pieter WalravenHunter@pieterpaul · Founder & Product @ Pie -
@nikkielizdemere Design is very similar and visual, but the nuggets of news are longer on Espresso. I particularly like the additional data visualisations and stats that they have for some stories. Advantage of their huge pool of research and editors. I find Circa's Daily Briefs a bit too short. They almost read like titles. Tapping on them expands the story, but that's not the point of the Daily Brief format. Sigh... first world problems :)
Andy O'Dower
Andy O'Dower@odower · Head of Product at Snapsheet
Always like these daily bits of content. They're obviously reading Hooked @nireyal (the branding of espresso to associate it with a morning ritual is smart too). Pay wall comes into play here, unlike Yahoo's daily app, which I really like.
Nir Eyal
Nir Eyal@nireyal · Author of "Hooked" blog at
@odower Yes, I've advocated for these small daily low friction habits. Interesting to see how they'll get investment to complete the hook other than actually paying for the subscription.
Tori Bunte
Tori Bunte@stttories · PMM, HPE Storage
I saw someone post about this on Twitter last night but referred to it as "Expresso" so I immediately dismissed the app. I wondered why The Economist would name something so flagrant. Downloading now. I've enjoyed Circa, but the delay in breaking news alerts has been a bit of a letdown.
Simon Burns
Simon Burns@realsimonburns · Growth at Opendoor
The Economist has been awesome with their mobile products. I use their The Economist Radio app every morning, its 30 minutes long with 5-7 stories from around the world. Its perfect for getting up to speed on economics and world news. Perfect compliment to Economist Espresso!
Tiffany Zhong
Tiffany Zhong@tzhongg · @ZebraIQ (gen z), ex Product Hunt
Other daily news apps I use: Yahoo News Digest, NYT Now, Circa