Microsoft calls it simply, News Bar – currently under beta. A new widget like Microsoft Store app that brings News from around the world curated by Microsoft News app/service.
News Bar (beta) is a ticker like constant app bar sitting at the edge of your screen or pinned down just above the Task bar giving you up to date news and information happening around the world.
Of course, connected to your MSA account which is also used in Microsoft News, I believe the topics and interest areas that you have selected in the Microsoft News app will be brought into the News Bar as well.
Update: So far in my own testing, I am not getting news that I have customized to my taste in Microsoft News. Maybe this is something which will come later.
It’s an interesting concept and I personally like the idea. I was always a fan of Windows Vista’s SideBar and its little widgets, one of them was News.
You can download it today in Beta form from Microsoft Store on Windows 10.