Sensors, Smart Content, and the Future of News – ReadWriteWeb

Nick Bilton from The New York Times R&D Labs discussed how NYT is preparing for the future of news delivery at ETech.

His presentation explored how “sensors in every part of our lives [are] helping us aggregate smart content that is relevant to the device we are using”. Bilton said that New York Times is building out more real-time analytics, device detection and granular user interaction, in order to deliver this “smart content” to each user and device. They are focused on the “3 screen” experience: web, mobile, and living room. Bilton said that NYT is also exploring “Newspaper 2.0″ and next generation e-ink devices (such as flexible displays).