10 Sep The New York Times Hints of Its Future: News.me
The NYT announced today that it is partnering with Betaworks to develop News.me – a social news service offering for the 2.0 set. It’s expected release is later this year, making its debut as an iPad app.
Michael Zimbalist, vice president of research and development at The Times Company, also declined to describe the application in detail, saying only that the company had been studying and monitoring trends on the Web and in social media.
“We’re abstracting from that a vision of how social sharing and the real-time Web are going to influence the news consumption experience,” he said. “We decided to develop a prototype that we thought was illustrative of where the world was heading.”
Learn more in the full article. A fun side note: the NYT thought it might be worth mentioning, with properly grave-inflected tones, that it foresees a day when it will no longer run presses. Sorry crossword junkies.