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Canwest Global’s Canada.com Now iPhone Friendly

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With the growing number of iPhone users out there cherishing their data plans, there’s nothing sweeter than stumbling across an iPhone optimized website. When websites are made easier to read on the iPhone, it makes surfing the net just that more enjoyable.

Canwest Global’s Canada.com Network is Now iPhone Friendy

Yesterday, all the newspapers on Canada.com got an extreme makeover for iPhone users (and Blackberry users too–but we don’t care about those people, right?? hehe). So for the rain lovers here in Vancouver, we now can browse The Vancouver Sun and The Province in all its iPhone-optimized glory.

As for the rest of you guys across Canada, all you have to do is visit the following websites on your iPhone and it will auto-detect that you’re using Apple’s moneymaker:

timescolonist.com
theprovince.com
vancouversun.com
edmontonjournal.com
calgaryherald.com
leaderpost.com
thestarphoenix.com
windsorstar.com
ottawacitizen.com
montrealgazette.com
canada.com

What I like is how there are clearly labeled news sections and an extremely eye-friendly layout. This is a great move by Canwest Global, even though it’s a year late. The Globe and Mail has a pretty nice news app that I still enjoy using.

iPhone Friendly Means Targeted Advertising

This move by Canwest is not just to please iPhone users. It’s part of their strategy to capitalize on its monthly 5 million sets of mobile eyeballs. In doing so, there’s going to be a special WestJet giveaway this Friday, September 18th. You will only be able to enter this contest via the iPhone-optimized Canada.com network:

On Friday September 18, when WestJet launches its Fly Free promotion in
newspapers across Canada, iPhone users will be able to register to play for
their chance to win one of six WestJet Vacations travel prizes. A link to
register in the contest will appear on the home screen of Vancouver Sun, Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal, Regina Leader-Post, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Ottawa Citizen and Montreal Gazette mobile websites.

If one of you happens to win a WestJet vacation thanks to the above info, don’t forget to thank me and take me with you!

Which Canwest newspaper do you like to read on your iPhone?

[reuters]

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  • I havnt read a newspaper in about 5 years. With the internet, who needs paper?!

  • Very true. But the last time we talked, you told me you couldn't read. I'm so confused! Err…did I say that out loud?

  • That's it. I quit!

  • Dusty

    Positions available? Annual income? πŸ˜›

  • Dusty

    Newspaper… whats that?

    It is nice having websites layout just for the iPhone.

  • icemanyvr

    Seems most things I read about in the paper came across Twitter two day previously. Sorry, newspapers are a dying breed.

  • Yep. All the free iPhones you can handle, plus 75K apps!

  • Yup, so true. However, there's still something nice about holding paper and reading it, even if it's 2 days old. Sometimes local stories don't make it online too. Definitely some tough times for the newspaper industry.

  • Dusty

    DEAL! Count me in πŸ˜›

  • icemanyvr

    I agree with physically holding a paper, but if I read the paper it's usually for the human interest stuff like you mentioned, not necessarily what you would find online.

  • Newspapers due have one really good function; they make great campfires.

    I also read once that a man in prison rolled up a newspaper so tight that it became a stabbing weapon and actually stabbed someone!

    So maybe there is use for newspapers afterall! *rolls up newspaper; looks for iPhoneFan in Vancouver*

  • Hey, guess what time it is?

    It's time to take your “happy” pills. Let me call your mom!

  • LOL!

  • icemanyvr

    Seems most things I read about in the paper came across Twitter two day previously. Sorry, newspapers are a dying breed.

  • Yep. All the free iPhones you can handle, plus 75K apps!

  • Yup, so true. However, there's still something nice about holding paper and reading it, even if it's 2 days old. Sometimes local stories don't make it online too. Definitely some tough times for the newspaper industry.

  • Guest

    DEAL! Count me in πŸ˜›

  • icemanyvr

    I agree with physically holding a paper, but if I read the paper it's usually for the human interest stuff like you mentioned, not necessarily what you would find online.

  • Ex

    Newspapers do have one really good function; they make great campfires.

    I also read once that a man in prison rolled up a newspaper so tight that it became a stabbing weapon and actually stabbed someone!

    So maybe there is use for newspapers afterall! *rolls up newspaper tightly; looks for iPhoneFan in Vancouver*

  • Hey, guess what time it is?

    It's time to take your “happy” pills. Let me call your mom!

  • Ex

    LOL!

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