The New York Times Launching An iPad Newspaper Called News.me

Posted Feb 2, 2011

TechCrunch has revealed that The New York Times Company (NYSE:NYT) is putting together an iPad newspaper called News.me that is the company’s response to News Corp’s The Daily. News.me is a social news reading application that shows you what your friends are reading on Twitter. News.me pulls in data from Twitter and bit.ly.

The Daily has a 100 journalist team that will write their own articles and produce their own videos. You can sign in with Twitter and see a stream of news stories. When you launch News.me, you will see a welcome screen similar to the one below. When you tap on the people along the top, you will see what stories are appearing in their Twitter streams.

Below is another couple of screenshots: