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 drawn from reporting by other publications) of major tech news.
“Ticker, meanwhile, will include a section called Today with summaries of the day’s tech headlines — similar to Briefing, but written for a consumer audience. It will also include a calendar highlighting upcoming IPOs, conferences and other events that readers might want to know about. (Not included: The Information’s full articles and original reporting.)
“‘More and more, we’ve been hearing from readers who don’t have a business reason to follow tech but are finding it more and more central to their lives,’ Lessin said in a statement. ‘We are launching Ticker for them — giving them access to the best summaries of the most significant news, written by our team at The Information.'”
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