UBM Channel's CRN Launches Daily Newspaper-style App for iPad

"CRN Tech News" Features Exclusive Content, Investigative Reports & Valuable Business Tools

Sep 10, 2012

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Channel today announced CRN Tech News - a daily subscription-based newspaper app for the iPad that delivers breaking technology news, the channel's most sought-after executive lists and awards, as well as in-depth investigative stories. By subscribing to CRN Tech News, readers will have first access to cutting-edge content. To download the new CRN app, search "CRN Tech News" in the iPad App store or go directly to the app download page.

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With CRN Tech News App for iPad subscribers will receive:

  • Daily IT news
  • Weekly investigative reports digging deep into the underbelly of the IT Channel
  • Free access to CRN's renowned set of lists, rankings and awards including the SP500 Database (formerly VAR500), the Next-Gen 250 list, the Tech Elite list, and the Fast Growth 100 list

The CRN Tech News app was designed for IT Channel executives who need access to mobile content and tools to better run their business, but also for investigative news fans interested in learning more about the IT channel's big picture. Each week app subscribers will have access to in-depth reports exclusively from the CRN Tech News app. Investigative stories will delve into topics such as solution provider salaries, the channel economics of cloud computing and which IT companies benefited most from last year's federal economic stimulus package. With the launch of the app, this week CRN Tech News uncovers the 10 most overpaid and underpaid channel executives. To learn more about this investigative report, see today's accompanying press release, "New CRN Research Reveals Most Underpaid and Overpaid Executives in IT Channel."

"The app is all about making our award-winning content accessible, available and meaningful to all employees within any IT channel organization," said Robert Faletra, CEO, UBM Channel. "Quite often it's the mobile sales executives and technical engineers who are playing a key role in decision-making and they need to stay informed. With the CRN Tech News app for iPad, we can provide them with news, research, company rankings and in-depth investigative reports that best suit their functional and mobile needs."

CRN Tech News App features include:

  • Offline access: The app pushes new content directly to an iPad upon launch so Internet access isn't required
  • Quick news catch-up: Readers can access seven days of content to catch up on news over the past week - even offline
  • Company quick hits: The app allows subscribers to sort and filter news by company
  • Ability to store and share favorite content and individual articles

"For the past 30 years, CRN has been dedicated to delivering strategic information and useful business tools that Solution Providers and other Channel professionals can use every day. As the market has evolved, so has our media offering, delivering the targeted news, analysis and perspective that matters most to VARs and technology integrators," said Kelley Damore, UBM Channel VP and Editorial Director.  "With CRN Tech News we can serve as the mobile resource for IT Channel and Business-to-Business tech enthusiasts, combining the best of our print and Web formats with subscriber-only content, data and features."

To learn about advertising opportunities on the CRN Tech News app, please email Dan Dignam or call him at 516-562-7139.

About UBM Channel
UBM Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With more than 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives, managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. UBM Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about UBM Channel, visit us at http://www.ubmchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ubmchannel.

UBM plc (www.ubm.com)
UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

Press Contact:
Scott Regan, Senior Marketing Manager
UBM Channel