The Apple Watch, expected to catapult to the leading item in wearable technology, opens up new possibilities to a news industry seeking to connect with audiences in the digital era. The New York Times says its app for the Apple Watch will be “a new form of storytelling” and that “editors on three continents” will update notifications. Readers will be able to “hand off” an article to view on an iPhone or iPad. Yahoo will have four apps for the Apple device, including a news digest updated hourly with “microsummaries” of major stories, as well as apps for fantasy sports, weather and one specifically for Hong Kong news.
The new technology means more bite-size news being directed at consumers, say media analysts.
“We are about to enter the era of ‘at a glance journalism’,” says Mario Garcia, a consultant with Garcia Media and faculty member at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, in a blog post.
(Via Tech 2)