Quartz’s news app for iPhone

Interesting take on news delivery. The app will

... send you messages, photos, GIFs, and links, and you can tap to respond when you’re interested in learning more about a topic. Each session lasts just a few minutes, so it’s perfect for the train, elevator, grocery store line, or wherever you have a spare moment to catch up on the news.

There are many indications that chat can be the next big thing for interfaces (at least for some types of services). I'm not sure if it is going to work for news without some sort of smarts on the other side. Seems that it is not there yet and the app currently relies on "curated" (i.e. predefined stories). In my try getting to news pieces I'd want to explore deeper took longer than scrolling through headlines in a more traditional app. But I'll sure try again.