Yesterday, The Los Angeles Times reported that a team from The New York Times had been secretly working with a team from Apple to develop a version of the paper for the tech company’s upcoming tablet device.
Today, an article in the Times lends credence to that claim, because it reveals more details about the as-yet-unrevealed tablet (persistent wireless connection over 3G and WiFi, 10-inch color display screen) and adds that, “The New York Times Company, for example, is developing a version of its newspaper for the tablet, according to a person briefed on the effort, although executives declined to say what sort of deal had been struck.”
The company has also created a new business group in its media group division to lead the charge on “reader applications,” the paper reported. The new segment will be led by Yasmin Namini, senior VP of marketing and circulation, although to continue to divert speculation about the Times work with the tablet, the paper was quick to add, “Executives said the timing was coincidental, prompted not by the Apple device specifically, but by the growing importance to The Times of electronic reading devices in general.”
We won’t have to wait long to see whether or not all this speculation is true — tech reporters are already flocking to Silicon Valley in giddy anticipation of Steve Jobs’ presentation tomorrow.
Read more: With Apple Tablet, Print Media Hope for a Payday –New York Times
Previously: New York Times Working With Apple?