TechCrunch has got an exclusive look at the New York Times’ iPad “newsfeed” dubbed “News.me”. It looks nothing like its direct competitor “The Daily” which will be announced tomorrow. Here’s the brief intro so make sure you read the whole thing here:
News.me is a social news reading app that presents the news that the people you follow on Twitter are reading, and filters it based on how many times those stories are shared and clicked on overall. It pulls in data from not only Twitter but also bit.ly, the betaworks company that shortens billions of shared links every month. In contrast, The Daily will produce its own articles and videos with a staff of 100 journalists. It is not clear how many social features will be included in The Daily, but the emphasis seems to be more on the original content. We’ll find out more tomorrow (I’ll be covering the launch).