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  • New Owners Take Digg Back To The Drawing Board, Relaunch Scheduled For August 1

    New Owners Take Digg Back To The Drawing Board, Relaunch Scheduled For August 1

    After Betaworks acquired Digg earlier this month, there was a lot of speculation about what the company planned to do with the service. Today, Betaworks’ New York-based News.me team, which is now in charge of Digg, posted its first update. The plan, according to this update, is to launch a new Digg v1 on top of a new infrastructure and fresh code base by August 1. With this launch, the… Read More

  • Read Offline: News.me Automatically Downloads Your News Whenever You Leave Home

    Read Offline: News.me Automatically Downloads Your News Whenever You Leave Home

    News.me, the newsreader app hatched in The New York Times’ R&D lab and incubated at betaworks, today added a nifty feature to its new iPhone app, which gives readers instant access to their news offline — whenever they leave the house. The new feature, called Paper Boy, allows users to set their home location using their iPhone’s GPS, and thereafter, every time they… Read More

  • Summify Shutdown Means Big Gains for News.me

    Summify Shutdown Means Big Gains for News.me

    When social news startup Summify announced Thursday that it was being acquired by Twitter, it looked like the Summify’s existing users were out-of-luck — the company said the current version of the service would be shut down. Enter News.me. The company is best-known for its iPad newsreading app (which was developed at The New York Times, then commercialized by incubator betaworks)… Read More

  • Exclusive: An Early Look At News.me, The New York Times' Answer To The Daily

    Exclusive: An Early Look At News.me, The New York Times' Answer To The Daily

    Tomorrow, all eyes will be on the launch of News Corp’s iPad newspaper The Daily, but huddled away in a downtown loft in New York City’s meatpacking district a team from betaworks and the New York Times are busy putting together their answer to what an iPad news app should be. The collaboration will be called News.me, and it won’t look anything like The Daily. I know… Read More