WSJ, NY Times, USA Today developing Galaxy applications

Oct 08, 2010
A picture is taken with Samsung's latest tablet device the "Galaxy tab" is on display at the 50th edition of the "IFA" on September 2 in Berlin. The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and USA Today are among news organizations planning to offer news applications for Samsung's Galaxy tablet computer, an iPad rival, the Journal said Friday.

The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and USA Today are among news organizations planning to offer news applications for Samsung's Galaxy tablet computer, an iPad rival, the Journal said Friday.

The newspaper said the news organizations are seeking to line up behind a new tablet device in order to broaden readership beyond owners of the popular Apple product.

said last month that US AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon will begin selling the Galaxy Tab later this year.

Seen as Samsung's answer to the iPad, the South Korean company has not yet provided pricing details of the device, which is powered by Google's Android operating system.

The Journal said that its parent company, Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., is also in discussions with Research in Motion, maker of the Blackberry, on a range of possible partnerships for RIM's forthcoming .

They could include discounted access to various News Corp. properties including the Journal, the newspaper said.

The Journal quoted executives from Pearson's Financial Times as saying they were also in talks with tablet makers about similar arrangements.

The New York Times will have an application for the Galaxy that will be preloaded on certain devices, depending on the carrier, the Journal said.

It said the Times application for the Galaxy will be free until January 2011 when the Times begins charging for full access to its website,

The is one of a number of tablet computers slated for release in a bid to challenge the iPad.

US newspapers and magazines have been seeking new revenue streams amid a steady decline in print advertising revenue and circulation and the migration of readers to free news online.

US publisher Hearst released an iPad application for Esquire on Friday which allows readers to download an issue of the magazine for 4.99 dollars, the same price as the print version.

Explore further: Android gains in US, basic phones almost extinct

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Boston Globe to launch paid website

Sep 30, 2010

Taking a page from its parent company The New York Times Co., The Boston Globe will begin charging for full access to its website next year, the newspaper announced on Thursday.

Tablets may allow 're-set' for media: News Corp.

Jul 24, 2010

Tablet computers such as Apple's iPad may allow the news industry a "re-set" and to start charging for content after years of giving it away for free, a senior News Corp. executive said Friday.

Recommended for you

Android gains in US, basic phones almost extinct

19 hours ago

The Google Android platform grabbed the majority of mobile phones in the US market in early 2014, as consumers all but abandoned non-smartphone handsets, a survey showed Friday.

Hackathon team's GoogolPlex gives Siri extra powers

Apr 17, 2014

( —Four freshmen at the University of Pennsylvania have taken Apple's personal assistant Siri to behave as a graduate-level executive assistant which, when asked, is capable of adjusting the temperature ...

Microsoft CEO is driving data-culture mindset

Apr 16, 2014

( —Microsoft's future strategy: is all about leveraging data, from different sources, coming together using one cohesive Microsoft architecture. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on Tuesday, both in ...

User comments : 1

Adjust slider to filter visible comments by rank

Display comments: newest first

not rated yet Oct 10, 2010
I like this product.

More news stories

Airbnb rental site raises $450 mn

Online lodging listings website Airbnb inked a $450 million funding deal with investors led by TPG, a source close to the matter said Friday.

Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

People with accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the ...

Impact glass stores biodata for millions of years

( —Bits of plant life encapsulated in molten glass by asteroid and comet impacts millions of years ago give geologists information about climate and life forms on the ancient Earth. Scientists ...