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Forbes launchs Palm Pre app

September 14, 2009

Forbes.com announced Monday that it has launched an application for the Palm webOS platform, available now in the Palm app catalog on the Palm Pre phone.

The app delivers news, analysis and opinion, as well as stock market updates to Palm Pre phones. Â

Users have free access to the latest Forbes.com content, including news from the home page and the site’s editorial channels — Markets, Business, Personal Finance, Entrepreneurs, Technology, Forbes Life, Opinions and Leadership — plus news from the CMO Network, Intelligent Investing and ForbesWoman sections.

Other features include:

  • A customizable “My Stocks” area to track stocks and indexes;
  • A “prepare for offline” function to download articles for offline reading;
  • Most e-mailed and most popular stories;
  • Integrated e-mail and social sharing services, including Facebook, Yahoo! Buzz, Digg, and Redditt.

“Professionals are increasingly relying on their mobile devices to keep them up-to-date with business and financial news, and the Palm Pre phone’s capabilities make it an excellent tool for the mobile executive and entrepreneur,” said Jeff Bauer, product and creative director, Forbes, in a statement. “The Forbes.com app for Palm webOS is the first application to deliver deep business content for this platform, and we expect it to solve a core business need.”

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