The Information is launching a tech news app called Ticker

Tech news site The Information, which charges $399 a year for a subscription, is launching a tech news app called Ticker aimed at consumers that will cost $29 a year, reports Anthony Ha of TechCrunch. Ha reports, “Apparently the app was inspired by the Briefing section of The Information website, which offers quick summaries (often […]

How the WSJ is using machine learning to identify gaps in coverage

Francesco Marconi, head of research and development at The Wall Street Journal, writes about how the newspaper is using machine learning methods to find gaps in editorial coverage. Marconi writes, “The results of our cluster analysis showcase the benefits of using machine learning as an input in our strategy: The coverage map was able to […]

FT closes WhatsApp group

The Financial Times has closed a Whatsapp group through which it shared one free markets story per day with individuals who had signed up. Freddy Mayhew of The Press Gazette writes, “A message sent to the group this week read: ‘Unfortunately this group will soon close. Thank you for following us and we hope you’ll continue […]

Yahoo Finance charts now accessible to the blind

Yahoo Finance is making its stock charts on iOS and Android apps accessible to the blind and visually impaired, reports Sara Guaglione of Publishers Daily. Guaglione writes, “‘When the user first lands on the chart, they will hear a short summary to orient them to the chart, including the ticker, time horizon, previous close price, highest and […]

Amazon’s Alexa will use Reuters stories to answer questions

Reuters has struck a deal with Amazon where the voice service Alexa will use its news stories to answer questions. To do so, Reuters is delivering Alexa more than 45,000 stories each month, produced by its 2,500 journalists in more than 200 locations around the world. Coverage will include a variety of topics including breaking […]

Youngstown Biz Journal is adding an E-edition

The Youngstown Business Journal is developing a digital edition of its print publication. A story on its website states, “In addition to giving readers another way to access the coverage, the e-edition is a boon to advertisers as well, Herrmann says. While online ads are restricted to certain sizes on a website, the e-edition features […]

WSJ parent preparing news app to address concerns about Facebook/Google

Wall Street Journal parent News Corp. is developing a news-aggregation service meant to address concerns that Alphabet Inc.’s Google News and other digital platforms don’t reward publishers’ work adequately, reports Jeffrey Trachtenberg and Lillian Rizzo of the Journal. Trachtenberg and Rizzo report, “The service, currently called Knewz.com, is expected to be a website and a mobile app. An early version is being […]

Bloomberg launches Bloomberg TV+

Bloomberg has launched Bloomberg TV+, a premium streaming video experience that combines Bloomberg data and programming. Bloomberg TV+ will be available in high definition and 4K ultra high definition (UHD). Bloomberg.com subscribers can see low-latency streaming news delivery on desktop, tablet and mobile web, with plans to expand into more ultra-high definition availability across IP […]

The Quartz Brief app is being shut down

Quartz Brief, the award-winning news mobile app, is being put out to pasture so the digital news publisher can focus more on a newer one launched in the fall, reports Max Willens of Digiday. Willens reports, “Digiday has learned that Quartz plans to shut down the Quartz Brief, the chatbot-style mobile app launched to great acclaim in […]

WSJ. Magazine launches on Apple News+

Kristina O’Neill, editor in chief of WSJ. Magazine, sent out the following announcement on Friday: All, We’re thrilled to announce the launch of WSJ. Magazine on Apple News+ with our June/July issue, which went live overnight. We hope you’ll check it out from your iOS device—https://apple.news/IkXeP_ysFQOCNWZuyRGQWaQ—and follow the new channel to receive notifications about new […]