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January 28, 2011

News as an app

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by Rory Cellan-Jones, BBC

How do you get people to pay for news online? The fashionable solution touted by many anxious about the future of journalism in a world where so much news is free has been to offer readers an app. A clutch of British newspaper groups have launched paid applications for smartphones and tablet computers – but the jury is out on whether any has found the right recipe at the right price. At a media convention on Wednesday Britain’s Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt was praising the Times iPad app, available even on Christmas Day, as an example of innovation.

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