NEW YORK--()--TabTimes, a new start up backed by media industry seasoned executives, announces the upcoming launch of a tablet news magazine devoted exclusively to tablets and their use for work, business and productivity. TabTimes will be a continuously-updated digital news magazine presented in a tablet application itself, on the iPad platform. TabTimes will also be one of the first, and few, pure tablet publications providing original content geared for a business audience.
“Targeting influencers and decision-makers worldwide with a single focus - how to best use tablets for their own benefit and for their organization - will make TabTimes the beacon of the emerging tablet industry, a must-buy advertising vehicle for all players in that field”
Debuting this fall, TabTimes will cover news and trends in the bursting tablet industry and ecosystem on a daily basis. TabTimes will spotlight innovative tablet professionals, point out the best apps for businesses, and review tablet devices in their role as work and productivity tools. TabTimes will also report on tablet deployment by organizations in sectors ranging from healthcare and education to retail and publishing, with an eye towards evaluating the ROI of these deployments.
George Jones will be running editorial for TabTimes, bringing expertise from his previous editor-in-chief rolls at Maximum Tech and Maximum PC, the second largest PC magazine in the US. George Jones has also led both print and digital editorial teams at publishing companies IDG, Future US, and Ziff-Davis.
"Using tablets as our main publishing platform will give us a unique understanding of the tablet universe," offered George Jones. "I am thrilled to lead our editorial team through the tablet revolution."
Steven Lang will be TabTimes managing editor and business director. A business publishing veteran, Steven Lang held senior editorial positions at PC Magazine, United Business Media (ex-CMP), Crain Communications, Institutional Investor and McGraw-Hill.
Additionally, Patrick Pierra, previously CEO of Canadian web advertising network BV! Media, will be TabTimes publisher, while Keith Jordan, previously the principal product manager at AOL News, is the launch manager.
"Targeting influencers and decision-makers worldwide with a single focus - how to best use tablets for their own benefit and for their organization - will make TabTimes the beacon of the emerging tablet industry, a must-buy advertising vehicle for all players in that field", said Patrick Pierra.
Additional information can be found at www.tabtimes.com, where users can sign up for TabTimes updates. Prior to the official launch of TabTimes, the TabTimes team already covers the tablet industry @TabTimes on twitter.
TabTimes is a New York-based media start up whose mission is to provide information and marketing solutions to the tablet ecosystem. It is funded by Invention Media, which previously was the founding shareholder of BV! Media, a leading web publisher and advertising network in Canada. BV! Media was acquired by the media arm of Canadian cable and wireless giant Rogers Communications in October 2010.