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Jul. 1 2010 - 2:15 pm | 22 views | 0 recommendations | 0 comments

‘Also, we understand it’s made of sweet, sweet candy!’

Via Editor & Publisher: Is this the hackiest, most lazily credulous cut-and-paste repurposing of a press release ever?

The Los Angeles Times and Tribune Interactive have launched the Times‘ next-generation mobile-phone app designed to easily access editorial content and built for a broad audience. News Reader offers a customizable user interface to bring Times content to iPhones.

“Next month, our Hollywood Star Walk app will also go live, offering a robust, interactive L.A.-centric experience for visitors to Southern California and entertainment junkies,” Times Publisher Eddy Hartenstein said in a statement.

Based on user feedback, added Tribune Interactive President Marc Chase, the new app “adapts to users preferences and makes content just a click away.”


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