Oct. 25, 2012

If you’ve been reading our technology section, you’ll see reviews of how Windows has relaunched their operating system with a brand new experience.

Well today, NBC News has launched a Windows 8 app that allows you to consume your favorite stories from our team across the globe on this new platform. http://nbcnews.to/win8app

Once you download the app, you can personalize your news feed based on preferred categories — ranging from "Top Stories," "Politics" and "World News," to the latest stories from your favorite NBC News programs including "Nightly News," "TODAY," "Meet the Press," "Rock Center with Brian Williams," "Dateline," and more.

Our Chief Digital Officer, Vivian Schiller explains: "Being one of the first news organizations to have an app on the new Windows user interface reflects NBC News' commitment to making our high-quality journalism available in as many places as possible. Windows 8 enables users to consume and engage with our content in an intuitive and innovative way.”

The NBC News app for Windows 8, available for free in the Windows Store today, will also be on display at Democracy Plaza next week in New York City. Democracy Plaza, created by NBC News and powered by Windows 8, is a weeklong celebration of democracy and citizenship at NBC's headquarters at Rockefeller Plaza. Through Election Night, visitors of Democracy Plaza can interact with and explore the NBC News app for Windows 8, as well as the new Windows 8 software and features on over 30 Microsoft Surface devices stationed around the Plaza.

“Windows 8 is all about connection to what you love and who doesn't love political debate!” said Kathleen Hall, general manager consumer marketing, Windows. "We are pleased to be partnering with NBC to help bring quality content to this year's political process with the NBC News app and our hands-on experience at Democracy Plaza."

We’re also proud to announce that the team at Breaking News, a startup owned by NBC News Digital, has launched an app for Windows 8 that displays breaking stories in real-time from hundreds of news sources and verified eyewitnesses around the world. http://nbcnews.to/Xoc4ts

We hope you enjoy all these experience and welcome your feedback.

About NBC News Digital
NBC News Digital is a collection of innovative and powerful news brands that deliver compelling, diverse and visually engaging stories on your platform of choice. NBC News Digital features world-class brands including NBCNews.com, tv.msnbc.com, TODAY.com, theGrio.com, NBCLatino.com, NBCPolitics.com, EducationNation.com, NightlyNews.com, Meet the Press, Rock Center, Dateline, Newsvine, EveryBlock, Breaking News and the existing apps and digital extensions of these respective properties. We provide something for every news consumer with our comprehensive offerings that deliver the best in breaking news, segments from your favorite NBC News shows, live video coverage, original journalism, lifestyle features, commentary and local updates. NBC News Digital reaches an audience of more than 58 million unique visitors who generate more than 1.2 billion page views and 140 million online video streams each month.

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