US Edition of NewsPicks Officially Released

2017.11.14

NewsPicks USA, LLC (headquarters: New York, Chairman: Yusuke Umeda, CEO: Ken Breen), a group company of Uzabase Inc., is excited to announce that the US Edition of NewsPicks was officially released.

Please see below for the URL to the introduction page:

http://newspicks.us/about/

 

NewsPicks was first released in Japan in September 2013 as a service for supporting the daily decision-making processes of businesspeople. With the goal of promoting the emergence of businesspeople through satisfying their desire for discovery and understanding, NewsPicks offers users the opportunity to both find news of interest to them and deepen their own comprehension of news topics.

NewsPicks USA, LLC was established in March 2017 as a joint venture between NewsPicks Inc. and Dow Jones, and has been progressing with the development of the US Edition of the NewsPicks platform.

While utilizing the Japanese Edition’s distinctive feature of combining business news with comments from industry experts, the US Edition of NewsPicks was released with a reformed brand color and design. Together with comments from “ProPickers”, who are top-ranked global professionals providing business insights exclusive to the US Edition, NewsPicks delivers carefully selected articles from various global media sources.

We will continue to enhance the US Edition of NewsPicks going forward, and strive to create a service that can be used around the world as a platform with highly reliable business news and additional comments from users.

 

Comments from Yusuke Umeda, Chairman of NewsPicks USA, LLC

Throughout my time working on the development of the US Edition of NewsPicks, I have become increasingly convinced that NewsPicks is a service that the whole world needs. In combining our efforts with those of our business partner, Dow Jones, we aim to develop this edition so that it becomes a service with an even higher impact than the preceding Japanese Edition.

 

NewsPicks US Edition—Special Features

 

Delivering Business News from High-Quality Media Sources

NewsPicks provides the latest global news from carefully selected media sources, including The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Reuters, TechCrunch, and National Geographic.

*NewsPicks will continue to increase its number of media providers

 

“ProPickers” Centered on Global Leaders

Some of the world’s top leaders will provide their comments on news articles as “ProPickers”, offering NewsPicks users insight into worldwide news topics from the perspective of global leaders. ProPickers for the US Edition include Arianna Huffington, co-founder of HuffPost and founder/CEO of Thrive Global, Richard Branson, founder and chairman of Virgin Group, Edgar Bronfman Jr., Managing Partner at Accretive LLC and former chairman and CEO of Warner Music Group, and Harvey L. Pitt, CEO of Kalorama Partners and former chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

 

URL for Download

 

App for iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id640956497

*The US Edition of NewsPicks will initially be available only via the iOS app; we are planning to release an Android app in the future
*The US Edition of NewsPicks can be used free of charge, and we are also planning to enhance our fee-based plans going forward

 

About NewsPicks (Japanese Edition)

 

Launched in September 2013, NewsPicks is an economic news platform equipped with social networking functions. In addition to articles from 90 foreign and domestic media outlets, such as The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, the service also delivers original articles by the NewsPicks editorial staff. NewsPicks users can check comments by prominent figures and experts from a variety of industries, thereby gaining an understanding of news from various perspectives.

With the NewsPicks Premium Service (JPY 1,500/month; JPY 1,400/month for the iOS version), users can access NewsPicks original content and read carefully selected articles from the world’s top media sources, such as The Wall Street Journal. In addition, NewsPicks also offers the NewsPicks Academia subscription (JPY 5,000/month), which enables users to participate in special lectures by well-known industry professionals and delivers NewsPicks Books each month.

 

NewsPicks Links (Japanese Edition)

 

App for iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/id640956497
App for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.newspicks
Web Version: https://newspicks.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NewsPicks
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NewsPicks

 

About Uzabase Inc. and NewsPicks USA, LLC

 

Company Name: NewsPicks USA, LLC
Date of Establishment: March 2017
CEO: Ken Breen
Address: 1211 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10036 USA

Company Name: Uzabase, Inc.
Date of Establishment: 1 April 2008
Representatives: Co-Chief Executive Officers Yusuke Inagaki, Yusuke Umeda
Securities Code: 3966 (TSE Mothers)
Registered Capital: JPY 1,321 million (as of end-September 2017)
Address: 10F, Ebisu First Square, 1-18-14 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0013
Website: http://www.uzabase.com

 

Contact Us

 

Uzabase Inc.
Public Relations Team
Email: pr@uzabase.com

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