Then there is PressReader, a sleeping giant in the digital media landscape headquartered in Canada. However, the real success of PressReader is providing access as part of sponsored deals with businesses such as Qantas Airlines, the New York Public Library and AccorHotels. The company is set to announce shortly that the luxury cruise company Uniworld will give access to all of PressReader’s publications for passengers, giving a newspaper-like experience and unfettered access to users on their own devices. This is a win-win for the sponsors, giving users a unique and useful way to consume news, the publishers, who still generate revenue without devaluing their premium publications, and the users who can dig into publications from over 100 different countries.
If you love newspapers but hate inky fingers and creepy delivery people, you might be interested in taking a gander at PressReader.
PressReader delivers an authentic multi-platform newspaper-reading experience on PCs, Macs, smartphones and tablets, and it lets you hold a digital edition of your favourite publication and read it from cover to cover, similar to its printed counterpart.
I found it especially useful for keeping up with international news, which often offers viewpoints you won’t find in US media, and also gave me an opportunity to see what’s happening in communities I’ve visited in the past or lived in years ago when I lived abroad.
For PressReader, it’s the content that drives the consumption based on the interest of its readers. There is a deliberate and conscious effort to ensure that if there are topics I’m interested in, my feed isn’t just full of the particular bias I subscribe to, but the feed will show both sides. It’s then up to me, as the reader, to choose what to read.
Proto.io: What lands PressReader on our list of best designed apps goes back to their philosophy of providing access to information in a way that makes people actually want to consume it. For years now, people have been cutting back on magazine subscriptions, but that didn’t eliminate the desire to read some of the articles.
Thousands of publishers in China will distribute their content globally via the Sino-Canadian cooperation, which will be helpful in extending China’s global cultural presence while upgrading the development pattern of its digital newspapers and magazines and paving the way for internalization of its publishing market. Under the guidance of the “Chinese culture going out” strategy, the project aims to boost Internet plus and big data, and promote upgrading of Chinese publishing digitization in the global market.
Ultimately, anyone with even a passing interest in the news should give PressReader a try. If you’re a new user, you can download seven current-day issues of any paper free of charge. In other words, it’s a dream come true for news junkies.
In order to adapt to those trends, we have witness the dawn of several news media platforms, and PressReader is an excellent example of that – a platform that offers its readers access to newspapers from more than 120 countries around the world, in a very innovative way.
What I adore about PressReader is the fuss-free system it creates for reading. The UI is fast and intuitive, which is already miles better than the clunky iOS Newsstand app.
PressReader has been completely optimized for both the iPhone and the BlackBerry, allowing for easy navigation and content duplication on the small screen.
Wherever they are, readers can snack on bits of news or dive deep into quality journalism on their own device. With PressReader, they get complete newspapers and magazines that are mobile-friendly and can be read, shared, and instantly translated to up to 18 different languages.
As part of their ongoing focus on providing an incredibly personalized experience, Uniworld will now give their guests a choice of premium newspapers and magazines from all over the world. PressReader is available on many major ocean cruise lines, but the partnership with Uniworld marks their first launch in the river cruise industry.
With PressReader, passengers can download full versions of their favourite titles onto their own laptops, tablets and smartphones.
Bell is the first Canadian communications provider to offer mobile access to the Vancouver-based PressReader platform.
L’entreprise canadienne, numéro un des kiosques de presse en ligne, va créer le 7 novembre un nouveau bureau pour partir à la conquête de l’Europe, mais aussi du Moyen-Orient et de l’Afrique. Celui-ci sera implanté à Bordeaux, avec à la clé plusieurs emplois dans un groupe solide.
Australian Business Traveler
Corporate Vision Magazine
Crain’s New York Business
Cult of Mac
Forbes Travel Guide
Hawaii News Now
La Tribune Bordeaux
News & Tech
Runway Girl Network
Talking New Media
The Irish Times