Tuesday, July 14, 2009
USA launches an online news aggregator
USA Today has launched Newsdeck, a site that aggregates the top news stories from the paper’s site. Each topic of news has an individual widget on the site with links to news stories. The site features stories on 8 different topics, including “News,” “Money,” “Life,” and more.
The site is similar to the New York Times’ Skimmer. USA Today also recently launched an iPhone app and Android App and has seen a total of 1.88 million downloads of its mobile apps. Currently, USA Today’s iPhone app is the second most popular free news app, behind the New York Times’ app.