USA TODAY For Windows 8 App Now Available

MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- USA TODAY, a multi-platform news and information company, announced today that the USA TODAY for Windows 8 App is now available for download from the Windows Store.  Windows 8 desktops, laptops, tablets and the all-new Microsoft Surface tablet went on sale worldwide this morning.

The USA TODAY for Windows 8 application features a custom look and design with the signature content readers have come to trust from USA TODAY. The app provides eye catching photos and videos while delivering the latest award-winning USA TODAY news, markets information, sports scores, snapshots and weather in a unique interface utilizing the 'Microsoft design style'. Users can navigate through the App by scrolling horizontally and interact through the keyboard, touch or mouse.  More information on the app can be found at http://www.usatoday.com/mobile-apps/.

"Our mobile strategy has been to accommodate our audience and connect them through a comprehensive portfolio of products.  Our apps help consumers get news quickly when they need it, and let them experience it fully when they want.  We have been aggressive in launching on new platforms as they become available and Windows 8 is no exception," said Larry Kramer, president and publisher of USA TODAY.

USA TODAY is now available on all major platforms and devices including Android (phones and tablets), iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad), Kindle Fire, Windows Phone, and now, Windows 8.

USA TODAY is a multi-platform news and information media company. Founded in 1982, USA TODAY's mission is to serve as a forum for better understanding and unity to help make the USA truly one nation.  Through its unique visual storytelling, USA TODAY delivers high-quality and engaging content across print, digital, social and video platforms.  An innovator of news and information, USA TODAY reflects the pulse of the nation and serves as the host of the American conversation – today, tomorrow and for decades to follow. USA TODAY, the nation's number one newspaper in print circulation with an average of nearly 1.8 million daily, and USATODAY.com, an award-winning newspaper website launched in 1995, reach a combined 6.6 million readers daily. USA TODAY is a leader in mobile applications with more than 16 million downloads on mobile devices. USA TODAY is owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI).

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