Swell Radio lets you listen to personalized audio news and information for free from your mobile device. It offers access to unlimited streaming audio from iTunes, NPR, ABC, ESPN, BBC, CBC, TED and more.
Swell has a simple UI that lends itself to in-car listening and a high 4.5 star rating; however, it reportedly had trouble finding a lot of users.
As part of Apple's acquisition the app will be shut down this week. It's believed that much of the team will join Apple. However, neither of the companies responded for comment on the acquisition.
You can still download Swell Radio for News and Podcasts from the App Store for free.