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Saturday, 5 April 2014

The Star's ePaper a 'four-in-one' hit with subscribers

News on tap: An ePaper reader enjoying the full access to news from three additional publications.

News on tap: An ePaper reader enjoying the full access to news from three additional publications.

PETALING JAYA: Subscribers of The Star ePaper are making good use of their “four-in-one” experience.

And the timing could not have been better, with the three foreign newspapers “breaking news” and highlighting stories of interest since the start of the service on Tuesday.

Tan Swee Heng, 54, a subscriber of The Star ePaper since 2012, said he had a pleasant surprise after launching the app on his tablet.

“I noticed a new ‘by country’ button that lets me select between Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines or Thailand.

“It works well, the interface is simple and the experience is smooth,” he said when contacted yesterday.

Tan, an investor who is a frequent traveller, said he often looked out for political and business news of the three countries.

“When I’m in Thailand, I like to understand the political climate there.

“I have friends in Indonesia and would like to know how their upcoming election campaign is developing,” he added.

Another subscriber, retiree Sam Leong, 65, said the new ePaper offerings had given him a fresh sense of excitement.

“It’s free for existing users, so of course it’s great,” he said, adding that he wished the collaboration would grow to include more countries.

“I travel a lot so when I have time, I make an effort to keep myself updated with regional news and the app has really made it convenient,” he said, adding that he planned to renew his subscription which will end soon.

CIMB Group is the official partner of the CIMB-Asean ePaper collaboration which offers readers full access to The Star, The Jakarta Post (Indonesia), The Nation (Thailand) and The Philippine Daily Inquirer (Philippines).

Those who use their CIMB credit card to subscribe to The Star bundle will enjoy a 20% discount off the RM360 bundle.

Existing subscribers of The Star bundle get to enjoy the three additional regional publications for free.

However, they should update their The Star ePaper app to enjoy the service.

To subscribe, log on to https://bookstore.thestar.com.my, contact Customer Service at 1300 88 STAR (7827) or e-mail customerservice@thestar.com.my.

Tags / Keywords: Nation , Science Technology , CIMB Asean ePaper , The Star , The Jakarta Post , The Nation , The Philippine Daily Inquirer , collaboration


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