New York Times Launches Wire Service

Posted May 14, 2009

One of the reasons why The New York Times is struggling to compete is because of the speed of information delivery through the Internet.  The New York Times has a tendency to not be able to publish information fast enough compared to blogs and Twitter.  However The New York Times is one of the few newspapers that have a blog section where information is published fairly quickly.

When content is published on NYT it is difficult to track what information has been updated.  This is why they have created a new service called Times Wire which shows the most updated news at the top of the page.  The articles appear in reverse chronological order.  Times Wire updates every minute.

On Times Wire, there are currently three tabs: All News, Your News, and Business & Tech.  Times Wire will most likely appeal to those most interested in Business & Tech, who want their information delivered quickly.   The Times Wire page has an RSS feed and has a link to it available on the New York Times homepage now.

[via TechCrunch]