AOL (yes, AOL) announced Editions for iPad
TechCrunch (owned by AOL) not surprisingly has a fairly complete story on AOL Editions for iPad. Think of this as a custom-made newspaper delivered through the popular Apple tablet. They call this a "personalized magazine" that updates daily.
Um, isn't that Google News with personalization? Well, AOL does offer localization by zip code, something Google has never heard of. Wait, Google News has a Local subhead for news? Oh, well, at least the AOL app updates during the day. I'm sure Google can't do that, right? Or maybe you want an opinion from someone beside Google.
Is this just "me too" from AOL, or a valid entry in the personalized news market? Will the iPad app make this more popular, or less, by cutting down on the potential market?
Been waiting for this
I don't get a newspaper, don't have TV, and have to look at a normal computer all day. This has been perfect for reading during breakfast to ease me into the day. It's like someone who cares about you has gone through all of the news and cut out things you might like. Love it.
Ryan Hanna on techcrunch.com
From the beginning, it will not include ads, but eventually it will states David Temkin who leads AOL's mobile team. They draw articles from Patch, a local news service, Huffington Post and more than 1,000 other souces. As newspaper companies deal with the cost of print, declining readership because of Internet and other challenges it is a great way for them to boost their income and maybe even save some from going out of business.
Shirley Heib on bits.blogs.nytimes.com
AOL is still kicking?
Short and sweet: will you bother to load the AOL Editions app on your iPad? (Yes/No)