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A consumer product is on the roadmap, but for now, Factal is aimed at businesses and will cost several thousand dollars a month.
Like Circa before it, The Guardian aims to atomize a big breaking story into its individual parts — and then be smart about showing you the right ones at the right time.
The newly pivoted Purple, now in private beta, is aimed largely at journalists with large personal followings on social media already.
“Experiments eventually need to sustain themselves and in this case, despite every effort, we just weren’t able to get there,” said Nick Ascheim of NBC News, which owns Breaking News.
On Thursday the Times separated its breaking news and top stories email alerts, and it’s planning to do the same with mobile push alerts in the coming weeks.
“When we find stories in the early stages very quickly, it expedites coverage in other newsrooms as well.”
The NBC-owned company’s new Slack bot lets you follow more than 90,000 topics.
Plus: Remixing podcast talent to build new shows, Google prepares to enter the market in a big way, and how to avoid “radiosplaining.”
Patrick LaForge, who’s leading the team, says the Times hopes the new unit adds value to readers and encourages them to subscribe.