LATimes.com Launches Ticker Subscription Service

Following CNN.com‘s and ABCNews.com‘s lead, LATimes.com has launched a personalized subscription news ticker service called “NewsDirect”. NewsDirect pulls primary and Southern California-specific news and information from the LATimes.com site, and also monitors leading news wires and more than 2,000 top regional, national and international news sites.

NewsDirect is being offered to LATimes.com users at an introductory price of $5.95 monthly and $64.95 annually.

The technology behind the service is being provided by InfoGate, a digital media subscription services provider, which has developed similar services for CNN.com, USA Today and others.

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