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Apple’s new wearable may or may not be a big hit. But either way, it’s a harbinger of a new class of truly personal devices whose users will demand customized experiences. News companies aren’t ready to provide them.
News companies have moved from print dollars to digital dimes to mobile pennies. Now, with the highly anticipated launch of the Apple Watch, the screens are getting even smaller. How are smart publishers thinking about the right way to serve users and maintain their attention on smartwatches?
“We’re always navigating information and culture by way of these mechanisms, and every mechanism has a built in notion of what it’s trying to accomplish.”
Algorithms can help, but more fundamentally, we need to figure out what we want a diverse pool of information to look like.
Plus: The debate over whether we’re in a tech bubble, Twitter’s news personalization efforts, and the rest of the week’s news in media and tech. Mark Coddington
News has always been about making choices among lots of information; technology just helps us make those choices more smartly. Gina Masullo Chen
Human curation will now be a regular feature of Google’s news aggregator. Megan Garber