News Corp is creating a news-aggregation app dubbed Knewz, WSJ reported.
The app would compete with Google News and other platforms that have been the target of complaints that they don’t reward publishers’ work well enough and that they provide inferior service for some material, according to sources who have knowledge of the plans, News Corp-owned WSJ reported.
A launch of the app could be set for this year, the paper reported. The name could possibly change, the paper reported.
Along with The Wall Street Journal, Knewz will have material from sources such as the New York Times, Washington Post and NBC, WSJ said. Knewz won’t require a portion of the ad money that publishers make.