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SUNNYVALE, CA, United States – It’s day three of March Apps Madness. We kicked off Monday with the first round of voting on the games category and continued Tuesday with the social apps category.

Today we start voting on the next batch of our 32 apps with the news and entertainment choices. Apps in this category not only feed our Lumia phones with current news and events but also provide us first-class entertainment as well.

Of course, if you need to research your choice and study the form, visit the Windows Phone Marketplace – and remember, you can try the apps before you buy on a Nokia Lumia phone. You’ll find over 70,000 apps on offer there.

Voting is simple. Under each pairing, select your favorite from the choices below. We’ll take it from there.

If you are curious how the whole competition is going to play out, see the FULL LINE UP FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS (PDF)

Without further ado, let’s dig in to the news and entertainment category!


Promising to make you smarter and faster, Newsy delivers context with convenience to keep you informed on the world’s news stories. Through short videos on your mobile phone, Newsy accelerates your understanding of a news story by analyzing perspectives from multiple sources.


Evri’s Entertainment app keeps you in the loop with the latest, greatest celebrity news. Find out what your favorite celebs are doing, what they’re wearing & what they’re saying. Get all the top gossip in real-time, easy to follow streams.


The CNN App for Windows Phones will provide the latest news and video from CNN’s reporting around the globe. The panorama app will allow sections to be pinned to the home screen and offer a live tile for real-time news updates, and direct access to iReport, CNN’s participatory news community. Users will have the ability to submit an iReport while simultaneously capturing the event.

ESPN Sports Hub

Follow the latest match results, breaking news, commentary and videos from your favorite sports and teams aroudn the world with ESPN on your Nokia device. ESPN…The Worldwide Leader in Sports.

All About Windows Phone

AAWP is the number one independent source of information for the Windows Phone platform. The app is packed full with everything you need to know as it happens including latest articles, device, app and game reviews, tutorials, opinion-editorials, links, media and podcasts.

You can now easily browse, read and share all the essential news quickly and easily on the move and the live tile support will notify you when new articles are available so you can stay ahead of the game.

Once you’ve found something of interest you can share it with friends on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or email. If you need to know something specific, you can search for a related article in the handy search tool. What makes the app even more appealing is you can join in the discussion and add your own comments via the app.


WPCentral v2 is here! The official app of, your guide to everything your Windows Phone can offer. Read news, tips, comments, app & game reviews wherever you go. With live tile support, you can be up to date on the latest news from WPCentral when pinned to your start screen.

Not sure whether to spend your money on that latest game? Find the review on WPCentral, check out screenshots or watch the video review, then go directly to the marketplace from within the app to start the download. You can then jump straight back into WPCentral to keep up to date on the latest news about the platform, including what’s being announced for future updates.


Spotify opens up your Windows Phone to a world of music. With Spotify Premium you can access millions of tracks from our library, and take your playlists on the go with the Offline mode – no connection needed.


  • Search, browse & play millions of tracks.
  • Explore & play your friends’ playlists, top artists and tracks.
  • Stream over WiFi or 2.5/3G – all your existing playlists are available.
  • Offline playlists – play your music without an internet connection.
  • On-the-fly sync – every track you add to a playlist appears on mobile and computer.
  • What’s New view.
  • Receive music from friends via the inbox. – Starred tracks – tag all your favourites into a special list.


IMDb is the world’s largest collection of movie, TV and celebrity information, and has the leading app for Windows Phone to find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photo galleries, get US TV listings, find latest DVD and Blu-ray releases, explore popular charts and share movie information.

We aim to list every detail about every movie and TV show ever made, including who was in it, who made it, the plot, user ratings, trailers, photos, reviews, quotes, goofs, trivia and much more.

With IMDb Movies, TV & Celebrity for Windows Phone, you can search the world’s largest collection:

  • Over 1.5 million movie and TV titles
  • Over 3.2 million celebrities, actors, actresses, directors and other crew members


Voting continues until we announce the results of the first round on Friday, when we’re down to the sweet 16.