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didn’t break out any specific numbers for the apps, but it did say that they and Times Premier accounted for the bulk of the 32,000 number, which for a major international media entity is a vanishingly small figure — even Chittum, who has been an unabashed fan of the NYT’s various paywall strategies, admitted that the company’s new offerings are “off to a poor start.” The NYT Now app doesn’t even show up in the list of top 1,000 apps for the i Phone, and is ranked fairly low in the media category as well.
The app was created by Ankit Gupta and Akshay Kothari (two Stanford University graduate students) as part of a course at the Institute of Design.
The company they formed, Alphonso Labs, was one of the first to use Stanford's business incubator SSE Labs.
Would any of that make a dent in the ‘ financial picture? But the paper has to start making some bold bets if it wants to fulfill even a small part of the vision outlined in its “innovation report,” and apps (or even a print version) that provide what amounts to a small subsection of its existing news aren’t really going to cut it, I don’t think.
Pulse was originally released in May 2010 for the Apple i Pad.
in its quarterly earnings report earlier this week — the fall in revenue, continued slide in advertising income, and so on — the company also announced some numbers related to its new mobile apps, NYT Now and NYT Opinion.Unfortunately for the reported that it added a total of 32,000 digital subscribers in the second quarter — a number that includes all the people who signed up for digital access to the newspaper, as well as those who paid for NYT Now, NYT Opinion and Times Premier, a service that gives subscribers access to members-only discussions and other customized features.