USA Today set to launch e-edition


America's biggest newspaper is headed to a computer screen near you.

USA Today is launching a new electronic edition on Aug. 3, publisher David Hunke revealed this morning at a press breakfast. "We have prototypes that we like a lot that are very unique to USA Today," said Hunke, who joined the paper in April, replacing longtime publisher Craig Moon. A subscription to the e-edition will cost $10 a month -- roughly a 32 percent discount from the paper's standard subscription rate in print.

Hunke didn't offer many more details, but he did suggest the new edition is primarily intended to be read on computers rather than on wireless mobile devices. "I view this very much as a tethered solution," he said.