Posted by Sheila Shayon on February 3, 2011 02:30 PM
As Apple and News Corp. start wooing subscribers for their iPad newspaper, The Daily, The New York Times is perfecting its latest digital news product: News.me, a social news iPad app.
Pulling data from Twitter and Bit.ly, News.me (which is still in beta) is based on a users’ frequented news sites and friends’ Twitter streams, and uses sophisticated filtering techniques to track the number of times stories are checked and shared so the parcel of info delivered reflects the most popular news on the internet – a true social news app.
In contrast, The Daily is producing original reporting and videos with a staff of 100 journalists. Both will charge for the service, while News.me will be licensing articles from other news organizations and The Daily can pull in the best of the News Corp. network.Continue reading...