Morning News Launches IPhone App, Ctd.

A. H. Belo-involved people are having a lot of fun with this one:

Go to search for Dallas Morning News (either on your iphone or in iTunes) and look for their app.

Oops. Not there. What does come up is “Dallas Football Live” and two sites called “Dallas Local News,” followed by five generic sites. The News is available on “Dallas Local News” and so is D Magazine — without our permission (hello, lawyers). So then I searched under Dallas, and “Dallas News” came up sixth. So to find the Morning News I need to search under Dallas News. Another one:

If you go search for Austin American Statesman, you’ll get the Statesman’s app, which is produced by… the Statesman. The WSJ is by Dow Jones and Co., the NYT is by NYT Co., etc.

When you find Dallas, it’s by Imaginuity New Media. Click through and you see your news app is coming from the folks who brought you “Rocky Artue” which is a game that follows Rocky as he learns that, “the U.S. government had abducted his father and hidden him away in the bottom of a mine to keep him from sharing too much knowledge about the Roswell crash and his work.”  Which, of course, is what we’d all expect from Texas’ Leading Newspaper. <Insert clap to the forehead here>

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