News platform Quartz has introduced a new app and a membership product.
The new Quartz app delivers the news with the help of the community it covers, complementing Quartz’s journalism at qz.com and across its email newsletters, bots, and existing chat app, the company says.
At launch, the app will feature commentary and selections from the Quartz Pros, a selection of business and thought leaders, including Richard Branson, Ian Bremmer, Joe Lubin, Sallie Krawcheck, Kai-Fu Lee, Dawn Airey, Reshma Saujani, and Adam Grant.
The Quartz app’s launch is supported by founding sponsors Deloitte and Prudential Financial.
The other new product is Quartz membership, a paid offering for readers.
Members will have access to content on both qz.com and the Quartz app as well as events and conference calls with Quartz journalists, the company says. Memberships are $14.99 per month, or $99.99 per year for founding members.
“Over Quartz’s first six years, we’ve served a community of business people obsessed with the global forces reshaping our work and our lives,” said Kevin J. Delaney, Quartz editor-in-chief and co-CEO. “The new membership and platform products will deepen the journalism we’re providing to users, and provide a way for them to continuously engage around the news with us, the Quartz Pros, and each other.”
The offerings come three months after Quartz, with headquarters in New York and London, was acquired by Japanese business intelligence and media company Uzabase.