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Tribune Puts Customized News Right in Your Ear



The Tribune Company has plenty of media content — there’s just not enough people consuming it.

Newsbeat is the first effort from Digital Ventures, the company’s new technology unit, to address this issue. The app, which will be released Thursday, compiles thousands of news stories from more than 600 outlets into a quick-hit audio format.

Users can customize the selections by media outlet, topic and keyword, and the app will then generate a playlist of stories that you can either read or listen to.

Digital Ventures is lead by Shashi Seth, who previously served as a product executive at Yahoo. He told Mashable that the app was the product of wanting to “redeploy news in an interesting way.” Read more…

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