Tribune to Launch App for Audio Streaming of News
Posted: 3/20/2014  |  By: Jessica Guynn | Los Angeles Times
Tribune Co., looking to bolster readership, is wading into growing competition for the time and attention of people who consume news on mobile devices.

Tribune said it is rolling out a free mobile app Thursday that lets smartphone and tablet users stream audio of 7,000 news stories from more than 600 news outlets each day. The app, Newsbeat, is the first product to come out of Tribune Digital Ventures, the technology arm of the newspaper publisher and broadcast television company.