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At a time when many newspapers and other news organizations are cutting back, Discovery Communications has decided to step out and fill an increasingly empty niche. The launch of Discovery News signals a new commitment to covering the latest science and technology news with original reporting and features.Miguel Monteverde, the site's general manager, explained that:
We're on a mission to make people smarter about the world around them.
Kelly Day, vice president of digital media and commerce, explained that:
At a time when other news organizations are cutting back coverage in areas such as science and technology, the new Discovery News underscores the company's longstanding commitment to sciences and fills a growing void with a trusted and captivating source of news.
The announcement of the site on Monday was accompanied by the release of a specially tailored iPone application, retailing for $0.99.
You can also find Discovery News on Twitter: @Discovery_News.