News vs Shovelware - What's the difference?

news | shovelware |


As nouns the difference between news and shovelware

is that news is (latest) news while shovelware is (computing|slang|derogatory) a haphazard collection of software assembled in terms of quantity rather than quality.

news

English

Noun

(wikipedia news) (en-noun)
  • New information of interest.
  • Is there any news about the storm?
    That was not much news in the press release.
  • Reports of current events broadcast via media such as newspapers or television.
  • Did you listen to the news tonight?
    The news is that Mr. Jones died yesterday from cancer.
  • (computing, internet) posts published on newsgroups
  • Derived terms

    * bad news * good news * hard news * local news * national news * news agency * newsagent * news feature * newsflash * newsman * newspaper * newsreader * news report * news reporter * news station * news stream * no news is good news * slow news day * soft news * that's news to me * world news * breaking news * news feed

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    shovelware

    English

    Noun

    (-) (wikipedia shovelware)
  • (computing, slang, derogatory) A haphazard collection of software assembled in terms of quantity rather than quality.
  • (media, slang) Traditional media content, such as printed news reports, republished hastily on the Internet without considering the needs and capabilities of that medium.