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NewsNow releases new antidote to commuter boredom
2 December 2008
NewsNow today launches NewsNow Mobile, a new mobile site that makes it possible to keep up-to-date with the latest news on whatever interests you – your favourite football team, the financial crisis, or what's happening on X Factor – from all the newspapers at once.
NewsNow is a rolling news service. In real time, it files the headlines linking to 200,000 articles daily into over 2,500 ‘feeds’, from Arsenal to Zimbabwe. NewsNow Mobile brings this content to mobile devices for the first time, using a specially optimised design.
Struan Bartlett, chairman, NewsNow Publishing Limited, said:
“We believe NewsNow Mobile could really be a new ‘killer app’ for mobile phones,” said Bartlett.
“It makes a great alternative to reading the paper, whether you're bored on the train, in a cafe or even in bed! Unlike a newspaper, it's free, it's handy and it won't get ink on your fingers,” quipped Bartlett.
With the news from newspapers, magazines and TV news sites all in once place, there's always something new to read. You can skip what you don't like and get more of what you do. It also makes a handy research tool on the way to work or in meetings.
NewsNow is a rolling news service. In real time, it files the headlines linking to 200,000 articles daily into over 2,500 'feeds' covering a wide array of current affairs, business & finance, technology, life & style, arts & entertainment, and sports topics.
A household name among football fans, NewsNow is a regular winner of the Website of the Year awards (http://www.websiteoftheyear.co.uk/). Hitwise Intelligence recently rated NewsNow no. 12 in the UK's Top 15 news sites above FT.com and independent.co.uk (see http://xrl.us/NewsNow1) and the 2nd most visited UK news aggregator, after Google News UK, with 23% of the market (see http://xrl.us/NewsNow2).
As a company, NewsNow derives revenue from ad sales, from delivering its feeds to third-party websites, as well as from its highly-acclaimed subscription news monitoring service.
The chairman of NewsNow, polymath number theorist, computer scientist and ex-journalist Struan Bartlett, prototyped the first NewsNow engine in 1997.
An independently-owned British success story, NewsNow was launched in February 1998, first turned profitable in 1999, received investment in 2000, saw off the .com crash and considers itself well placed to survive the latest economic downturn.
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