BetaBop: NowThis News Promises Video News For Mobile And Social News Consumers
NowThis News has announced it’s taking signups for its beta here.
What is it? NowThis News says it’s mission is to “video news for mobile and social news consumers.”
Who’s behind it? According to this story in BetaBeat: “Katherine Zaleski(formerly of the Washington Post) will be charged with keeping things running smoothly as managing editor. The expanding executive team will include former ABC News Digital executive producer Ed O’Keefe, who will be editor-in-chief, and former CNN Chief News Exec Eason Jordan, who will be general manager. Other leaders hail from Vice Media, the Huffington Post, and AllThingsD.”
What else do we know about it? Not much. BetaBeat says: “Ken Lerer’s answer to the Daily Show–a video startup formerly known as Planet Daily–is stealth mode no more. Today the company announced its proper name–NowThis News–plus the identity of its executive team. The site will launch with a partnership with BuzzFeed in place.”
Where can I get more info? Follow them on Twitter. Or check out their Facebook page.
Are you in? Have you tried it? Let us know what you think in the comments.
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