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The Seattle Times Announces App for Windows-powered Smartphones, Tablets, and PCs – Visually Stunning Content

For Immediat Release — Oct. 13, 2014
Lindsay Taylor, Consumer Marketing Manager

The Seattle Times announces the availability of a newsreader app for Windows 8.1 powered devices including smartphones, tablets, and PCs. The new app offers a visually stunning way to stay up to the minute on breaking news and Seattle Times journalistic content. The app is easily configurable for user reading preferences and allows easy sharing of news content with friends and family. The app is immediately available in both the Windows Store and the Windows Phone Store 8.1 as well as coming soon for most Windows phones. Consumers should check with their cellular service providers.

The Seattle Times app was developed in partnership with Microsoft and provides a first class user experience for The Times’ award-winning news and photography. Article display is optimized for Windows devices, creating a very pleasant reading experience.

“The rate of change in mobile technology has accelerated dramatically, and user experiences and expectations have increased right along with it,” said Carey Butler, Seattle Times chief technology officer and vice president. “Our Windows app more than meets the high expectations in the marketplace.”

“The Seattle Times app for Windows 8.1 devices is a significant addition for Seattle Times readers and everyone in the Pacific Northwest,” said Larry Orecklin, vicepresident of Developer Experience & Evangelism at Microsoft Corp.  “The app maximizes and brings together all that the Windows platform and The Seattle Times’ journalistic content has to offer, giving readers a mobile news reading experience that’s second to none.  Microsoft recognizes the important role high quality journalism plays in our society and we are proud to have partnered with this Pulitzer Prize-winning and locally owned news media company that continues to make important journalistic contributions globally year after year.”

“The use of mobile for news and information is rapidly expanding,” said Alayne Fardella, president and COO for The Seattle Times. “The Seattle Times is committed to delivering content when, where and how readers want it. This partnership was an excellent opportunity for The Seattle Times to work collaboratively with a locally based, global technology leader to expand the reach and presentation of our content. What we learned in the development of this app will contribute to the continued refinement of our approach to mobile going forward.”

The Seattle Times app is immediately available in the Windows Store, located here, and the Windows Phone Store, located here.

Please find images of the app below.


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