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The Onion Releases an iPhone App

Comedy website The Onion has released an iPhone application called The Onion Microfiche Reader. It’s pretty cool. The app lets you flip through very short joke-headlines in an interface that looks like the old microfiche readers. There’s no satire news stories associated, just funny headlines. The Onion understands that “you must be very busy to have such an important phone.”

The app also offers easy download of the company’s video and audio podcasts and easy sharing on Facebook and Twitter. It’s definitely worth the 99 cents they are charging for it. Unless you’re broke, in which case don’t bother.

Will this “flip through the stories” application end up making more money than Google’s too-serious (yet light-weight) Fast Flip, launched yesterday? That doesn’t seem outside the realm of possibilities.

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