Why Apple’s virtual Newsstand is driving a surge in magazine, newspaper iPad app subscriptions

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The Apple has landed: Steve Jobs' plans for futuristic new campus

Guardian – 2011-06-09

Steve Jobs gave a masterclass in how to charm your local council planning meeting this week, personally presenting for 20 minutes on its ambitious plans for a new headquarters in Cupertino.The small...

Can the 'FT' Help Publishers Quit Their Apple Addiction?

BusinessWeek – 2011-06-08

The launch of the 'Financial Times' Web-based reading app could lead other publishers to explore HTML5-based alternatives to Apple's ecosystem

Financial Times Introduces Web App in Effort to Bypass Apple

The New York Times – 2011-06-08

A number of publishers have expressed their displeasure with Apple's plan to retain 30 percent of the revenue from subscriptions sold on iTunes.

Apple Moves Digital Life to the Cloud, ‘Demotes’ the PC

AdWeek – 2011-06-07

Steve Jobs (along with Steve Wozniak) may have created the first real personal computer, but today the Apple CEO knocked his own invention down a few pegs. In announcing Apple’s highly anticipated...

Apple Newsstand: what does it really mean for publishers?

Guardian – 2011-06-07

The second half of Apple's solution for publishers' apps was revealed last nightSnuck into last night's Apple World Wide Developer Conference was the announcement of Newsstand, which puts digital...

Apple Releases Newsstand with iOS 5

Folio Magazine – 2011-06-07

At an Apple conference held in San Francisco on June 6, Apple introduced iOS 5, the latest version of its mobile operating system, which now includes the Newsstand, a virtual set of shelves that...

Apple to consolidate newspaper, magazine apps in Newsstand for iPhone, iPad

Poynter. – 2011-06-07

MacgasmApple announced plans Monday for a Newsstand iPhone and iPad app that would be the central place for users to download and store newspaper and magazine content. The new feature will be part of...

Financial Times Thumbs Nose at Apple with Web App

AdWeek – 2011-06-07

Just as mainstream publishers are hitching their digital futures to Apple with a deal to sell subscriptions through the company's new Newsstand, one major publisher is saying, in effect, who needs...

FT admits 'Mexican standoff' with Apple

Guardian – 2011-06-07

Managing director of Financial Times website says paper can still make digital strategy workRob Grimshaw, managing director of the Financial Times website, has said the paper is in a "Mexican...

Apple's digital lockers win over music labels

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-05-29

Compared with buying e-books, building a digital music collection is a hassle. E-books zip directly to reading devices like the Kindle and Nook and are backed up "in the cloud" - on the servers of...

Apple's iPad: an underachiever in the book market?

San Jose Mercury News – 2011-05-27

As the publishing industry wrapped up four days of digital talk at its annual national convention, Amazon's Kindle was seen as the leader in the growing e-market, Barnes & Noble's Nook was considered...

News apps make up only 3% of all offerings in Apple’s App Store

Poynter. – 2011-05-26

ReadWriteWebApps in the “news” category account for only 3 percent of all apps available in the iTunes Store, according to third-party research as Apple approved its 500,000th app this week. The...

Apple's Secrets Revealed, For a Price

PC World – 2011-05-11

Fortune magazine's inside look at Apple opens up the company's operations -- and introduces a new way of spreading news on the Web

Conde Nast Strikes Subscription Deal with Apple

Folio Magazine – 2011-05-10

Magazine giant Conde Nast has reached an agreement with Apple, Inc. on digital subscriptions of The New Yorker and seven other titles that will debut in the next few weeks.

Apple Brings Conde Nast Aboard the Subscription Bandwagon, Starting With the New Yorker [MediaMemo]

AllThingsD – 2011-05-09

Apple is winning over the big publishers. Last week, Hearst Corp. said it planned to start selling its magazines using Apple's new iTunes subscription service. Now rival Conde Nast is actually doing...

Apple, Conde Nast reach "New Yorker" iPad deal

Reuters – 2011-05-09

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple Inc and magazine publisher Conde Nast reached a deal to offer the New Yorker on the iPad device in the latest sign that relationships are improving between the technology...

Go Behind the Scenes at Apple Gratis Fortune Magazine

PC World – 2011-05-09

Fortune magazine sheds light on Apple's secretive business culture.

Why Fortune's Apple Story is AWOL From The Web – And Why You Can Buy It On Amazon [MediaMemo]

AllThingsD – 2011-05-09

Last week Fortune published a deep dive into Apple, then made sure that many people who would care about it couldn't read it. It's an experiment.

Hearst Signs iPad Magazine Subscriptions Deal With Apple

Digital Media Wire – 2011-05-07

New York - Publisher Hearst has reached a deal with Apple (NASD: AAPL) to sell iPad subscriptions to its magazines like Esquire and Popular Mechanics, for $1.99 a month or $19.99 per year, The Wall...

Telegraph Goes With Apple Subs For Newspaper-Like iPad Edition

Editor & Publisher – 2011-05-06

The Telegraph is the latest news publisher to try reasserting a paid news economy for its newspaper in digital tablet form.

Apple signs deals with publishers over iPad subscriptions

Editors Weblog – 2011-05-05

After Bloomberg paved the way for making deals with Apple (Business Week was the first business publication to accept Apple's terms over apps subscriptions and signed with the company), the Cupertino...

Hearst Partners With Apple on Subscription Offering

Folio Magazine – 2011-05-05

In the wake of Time Inc.’s announcement of the agreement with Apple that allows print subscribers to access iPad editions of magazines, Hearst has struck a deal with Apple to sell subscriptions...

Hearst Strikes Deal with Apple on iPad Subscriptions [Voices]

AllThingsD – 2011-05-05

In a big win for Apple Inc., magazine publisher Hearst Corp. has agreed to sell subscriptions to the iPad editions of a range of its publications through iTunes, beginning with three of its popular...

Hearst, Apple reach deal on iPad subscriptions

Poynter. – 2011-05-05

Wall Street Journal Russell Adams calls it “a big win for Apple.” He reports that starting with their July issues, apps for Esquire, Popular Mechanics and O, The Oprah Magazine, will be available...

Hearst, Apple Reach Deal to Bring Subscriptions to iPad

PC World – 2011-05-05

Hearst will begin selling iPad subscriptions to Esquire, Popular Mechanics, and O, The Oprah Magazine.

Telegraph iPad app offers Apple subs

Guardian – 2011-05-05

Paper to charge £1.19 a day or £9.99 a month for upgraded tablet product, as Hearst also announces deal with tech giantThe Daily Telegraph has become the latest news publisher to sign up to Apple's...

Apple, Time Inc. Reach Deal on Free iPad Magazine Access

Digital Media Wire – 2011-05-03

New York - Publisher Time Inc. (NYSE: TWX) has reached a deal with Apple (NASD: AAPL) to offer free iPad versions of its publications to existing print subscribers, The Wall Street Journal...

Apple Under Fire for Conditions at Chinese Plant

Editor & Publisher – 2011-05-02

Many of the 500,000 workers at Foxconn International Holdings Ltd.’s facilities in Shenzhen and Chengdu are working excessive hours under draconian conditions, according to a report by...

Time Inc. in iPad Deal With Apple [Voices]

AllThingsD – 2011-05-02

Time Inc., the country's largest magazine publisher, has reached a deal with Apple Inc. to make all its iPad editions free for print subscribers, marking a break in the impasse between publishers and...

Apple Releases IBooks 1.2.2 Update

PC World – 2011-04-22

On Thursday, Apple released a minor update to its iBooks e-book and PDF reading app for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

Report: Apple Beats Out Android Platform Use by 59 Percent

Folio Magazine – 2011-04-19

In a study based on data from comScore MobiLens service, results showed that there are 37.9 million Apple iOS users; a number 59 percent greater than Android users, who totaled 23.8 million.

Apple's Publisher Plan Stirs Debate

Editor & Publisher – 2011-04-15

A recurring-payment model, which enables Apple to regularly bill a customer's credit card through the course of a digital subscription could mean hundreds of millions of dollars a year in revenue.

Apple boss agrees to biog

The Independent – 2011-04-12

After years of maintaining a closed book on his private life to unauthorised chroniclers, Steve Jobs, the Apple boss, has finally agreed to participate in an official biography about his life.

Apple’s Jobs Biography to Be Released Next Year, Publisher Says

BusinessWeek – 2011-04-11

Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs’s biography, drawn from three years of interviews with the executive, will be published early next year, according to CBS Corp.’s Simon & Schuster.

Bloomberg Signs Up For Apple Subscriptions [MediaMemo]

AllThingsD – 2011-04-11

Bloomberg Businessweek's new app gives Apple the terms it wants -- and gives subscribers a reasonably-priced magazine. Imagine that.

Boot up: Apple's Steve Jobs authorised biography to be released next year, and more

Guardian – 2011-04-11

Plus iPhone jailbreaking 'an industry in itself', and the iPad forces Adobe out of its mouldA quick burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamSteve Jobs Authorized...

Apple makes bid to become gatekeeper for newspapers and magazines

San Jose Mercury News – 2011-04-02

But the Cupertino giant's new subscription model has met with push-back from the industry, mixed reviews from analysts, and rants from bloggers calling the company everything from monopolist to...

Microsoft and Apple Sue Over E-Readers, App Store

Folio Magazine – 2011-03-22

As the competition heats up, so do the lawsuits.

Apple moves to prevent kids from racking up iTunes bills

San Jose Mercury News – 2011-03-17

Apple has changed how purchases inside iPhone and iPad games are authorized after customers complained that their kids were racking up hundreds of dollars worth of charges.

Apple May Release Publishing Tool

Folio Magazine – 2011-03-16

It looks as if Apple will be in the digital mag game with more than just subscription apps.

Popular Science Offers a Peek behind the Apple, Google Subscription Plans

Folio Magazine – 2011-03-10

Popular Science has been at the front of the pack in terms of early adoption since the start of the apps race.

Haymarket gauging implications of Apple's new iOS subscription rules

Guardian – 2011-03-09

Magazine publisher alive to the potential to market its magazines as cross-platform contentMagazine publishers remain unclear about the exact ramifications of Apple's new iOS subscriptions rules on...

The Technology Newsbucket: Apple hits back in 'App Store' trademark row, and can data predict revolutions?§§

Guardian – 2011-03-03

Plus High Court makes landmark Twitter ruling; and another day, another viral Twitter scamA quick burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamApple hits back in "App...

Apple Launches iPad 2

Media Bistro – 2011-03-03

Today Apple launched the iPad 2 that will be released on March 11. ThinkMobile and eBookNewser were on top of the coverage. • iPad 2 Roundup (eBookNewser) • Apple's iPad 2: Amazing and Available on...

Random House titles may be coming to Apple's iBooks store

San Jose Mercury News – 2011-03-01

Random House announced Monday that it had agreed to use the 'agency model' required to sell books through Apple's store.

Pearson on collision course with Apple

Guardian – 2011-02-28

Announcing full-year results, chief executive warns Financial Times could go elsewhere if Apple refuses to give up customer informationFinancial Times owner Pearson has put itself on a collision...

Random House may sell e-books on Apple devices

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-02-28

Stieg Larsson's novels may finally be headed to the iBookstore. Random House Inc., which publishes Larsson, Dan Brown and John Grisham, among others, announced Monday that it had agreed to use the...

Stephen Foley: Apple's 30 per cent bite leaves a nasty taste

The Independent – 2011-02-26

US Outlook: It took just a week for Apple's controversial app subscription model to start unravelling. Last Saturday, I wrote how developers and publishers will soon be more inclined to produce...

It's time Apple came clean about Steve Jobs' health

Betanews – 2011-02-22

By Joe Wilcox, Betanews Apple can no longer remain silent about its CEO's health. This is no longer a debate about corporate responsibility or fair disclosure to shareholders. Now that Paparazzi are...

Late Arrival of New Apple iPad?

Folio Magazine – 2011-02-22

The new iPad may be late to its own coming out party. Yuanta Securities Co. reports iPad manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. is experiencing “production bottlenecks”. The shipment of the...

How NY Startup Medialets Is Beating Apple On Its Home Turf

The New York Observer – 2011-02-22

The Daily was News Corp.'s valentine to Apple, a premium tablet product that was unveiled this month by Rupert Murdoch, Jesse Angelo, and Apple's Eddy Cue. But when it came to the advertising that...

Apple's new subs could fall under regulators

The Bookseller – 2011-02-22

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Tue, 22/02/2011 - 09:10 Apple's new subscription terms could fall under the gaze of regulators in the US and the EU, according to the Wall Street Journal,...

Apple is dictating all the terms – and we shouldn't have to accept them

Guardian – 2011-02-21

Computer giant wants more control of media business and a bigger slice of profitsOnce, the currency of wisdom seemed to consist in knowing who one's father was. Latterly, in these business obsessed...

No longer the Apple of publishers' eye

Guardian – 2011-02-21

Apple's move to take a greater share of cash from newspaper app subscriptions may instead allow Google to take a bite There was a time, not so long ago, when Apple was heralded as the saviour of the...

Apple's slice makes the iPad a bad deal for newspapers

Guardian – 2011-02-20

Apple will take 30% of revenues from subscriptions sold through its app store. That makes iPad editions almost as expensive to distribute and sell as print copiesIt's a straightforward transaction....

Apple's Subscriptions Service Upsets the Cart

PC World – 2011-02-19

Analysis: The 30 percent cut on digital content sold through iTunes is freaking out some publishers and media developers, but it may ultimately be a healthy move.

Apple "Blowing It" With App Subscription Scheme, Analyst Says

PC World – 2011-02-19

We know that Apple's mobile application subscription scheme is unpopular with publishers, but now analyst firm Forrester's CEO is panning it too.

The Technology Newsbucket: Apple's subscription mess, Nokia in retrospect, and more

Guardian – 2011-02-18

Plus Apple swallows 60% of global touch panel capacity, and Forbes is busted selling linksA quick burst of 8 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamJanuary 2007: Assessing...

Possible Apple Investigation?

Folio Magazine – 2011-02-18

According to the Wall Street Journal, publishing companies aren’t the only groups weary of Apple’s new subscription app model for the iPad tablet.

Google One Pass gives back what Apple's iPad subscription plan takes away

Betanews – 2011-02-17

By Joe Wilcox, Betanews Well, that didn't take long. One day after Apple dropped its subscription plan bomb on suspicious publishers, Google officially countered with One Pass. Google strips out the...

Google Announces Cheaper Subscription Plan One Day After Apple

PC World – 2011-02-17

If you're a publisher who's miffed over Apple's 30 percent take, Google is offering something similar for just a 10 percent take.

Google's One Pass: is it actually competing with Apple?

Editors Weblog – 2011-02-17

Yesterday, Google announced its new One Pass service for digital payments for news, just after Apple's announcement that it is introducing an in-app subscription plan for content-producers. It makes...

Google Subscriptions Undercut Apple

BusinessWeek – 2011-02-17

Google's digital-content app service gives publishers a bigger cut of subscription sales

Apple move raises doubts over Kindle app

The Bookseller – 2011-02-16

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Wed, 16/02/2011 - 07:33 Apple's decision to grab a revenue share from e-book purchases made via apps raises questions over the future of Amazon's Kindle...

Apple Starts App Subscription Payment Service

BusinessWeek – 2011-02-16

Apple Inc. started a subscription service for publishers of newspapers, magazines and other content applications, allowing them to sell multiple issues through a single purchase in the company’s...

Apple unveils iPhone, iPad subscription policy

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-02-16

(02-15) 12:54 PST NEW YORK, (AP) -- Apple Inc. announced a subscription system for buying newspapers and magazines on iPhone and iPad applications on Tuesday, making it easier for publishers to mine...

Apple's new subscription service for in-app purchases

Editors Weblog – 2011-02-16

Apple is offering a new subscription service available to all publishers of content-based apps on the App Store, the company announced yesterday. As anticipated, it is the same billing service...

Apple subscription service challenges publishers

Reuters – 2011-02-16

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple Inc is launching a long-awaited subscription service for magazines, newspapers, videos and music -- a move that could dent the fortunes of successful services such as...

Apple's New Subscription Model: Pros and Cons

PC World – 2011-02-16

Apple's move may force digital publishers and content providers such as Netflix, Amazon and Hulu to think long and hard about continuing to offer apps for iOS devices.

Google takes on Apple with payment service

Guardian – 2011-02-16

Google's service unveiled a day after Apple's rival internet subscription offering for newspaper and magazine publishersGoogle on Wednesday confirmed the launch of its online charging service for...

Apple announces iPhone, iPad subscription policy

San Jose Mercury News – 2011-02-15

Apple is saying that if publishers want to sell digital newspapers and magazines for the iPhone and iPad, they must give customers the option of paying through its iTunes store.

Apple Unveils Digital Subscription Service

Folio Magazine – 2011-02-15

Apple has officially rolled out its long awaited subscription-model for content publishers in the App Store. Under the plan, if subscribers come to a publisher's app organically through the App...

Apple App Store subscription plan gouges publishers, eats their young

Betanews – 2011-02-15

By Joe Wilcox, Betanews Somebody call the cops -- eh, antitrust authorities. Apple's subscription plan is here, and it's as bad for many, if not most, publishers as rumored. The first of several key...

Subscriptions for the Masses: Apple Publishers Catch Up to The Daily

The New York Observer – 2011-02-15

Now it's official: As was presaged at the launch of News Corp.'s The Daily, Apple today is rolling out a new subscription model for digital content publishers who distribute via the App Store. The...

Apple launches subscription service for magazines, newspapers and music

Guardian – 2011-02-15

Apple will keep 30% of revenue from subscriptions bought through its App StoreApple has launched a new subscription service for magazines, newspapers and music bought through its App Store, expanding...

Media Decoder: Apple Offers Subscriptions for All iPad Publications

The New York Times – 2011-02-15

Apple has agreed to allow publishers to sell subscriptions through its popular App Store, an issue that has been a source of contention with magazine companies since the iPad went on the market last...

Publishers wary of Apple's bite

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-02-11

As millions of consumers integrate Apple Inc.'s iPhones and iPads into their daily lives, the mobile devices are becoming increasingly attractive platforms for publishers of books, magazines and...

EU Publishers Blast Apple's IPad Subscription Plan

PC World – 2011-02-10

European publishers have added their voice to the chorus of criticism of Apple’s plans for iPad newspaper subscriptions.

Apple Warned by Newspaper Publishers Over iPad Subscriptions

PC World – 2011-02-10

ENPA calls for 'freedom of choice of payment systems' for digital publications

Apple's iPad: European newspapers complain about subscription plan

San Jose Mercury News – 2011-02-07

European newspaper publishers are complaining about apparent plans by Apple to require all newspaper subscriptions for the iPad to be purchased through its iTunes store.

Will Apple Close the e-Book on Kindle?

PC World – 2011-02-06

Analysis: Apple is modifying its licensing policy, raising doubts that e-books bought elsewhere will be readable on Apple devices.

Apple sets 31st March deadline for app changes

The Bookseller – 2011-02-04

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Fri, 04/02/2011 - 10:49 Apple is set for a collision course with Amazon after setting a 31st March deadline for its changes to its app terms. From that...

Apple's modern success story began with four investments made 10 years ago

Betanews – 2011-02-03

By Joe Wilcox, Betanews Apple executive briefing at first Apple retail store, May 2001.Ten years ago -- that's right, 2001 -- Apple made four investments that bore fruit in a 21st-century success...

Apple rejects Sony app over book-buying options

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-02-03

(02-02) 12:49 PST , (AP) -- Apple Inc. has rejected Sony Corp.'s e-book reader app for the iPhone because it doesn't give people the choice to buy books without leaving the app for a website. The...

Apple Rejects Sony Reader App; Must Offer In-App Purchases

Digital Media Wire – 2011-02-02

Cupertino, Calif. - Apple (NASD: AAPL) has rejected a Sony (NYSE: SNE) Reader application from its App Store, telling the company it "can no longer sell content, like e-books, within their apps, or...

Apple blocks Sony Reader app from iPhone

Reuters – 2011-02-02

SAN FRANCISCO/LONDON (Reuters) - Apple Inc has blocked rival Sony Corp's electronic book application from the iPhone because it would have circumvented Apple's system for buying content.

Apple confirms rule change over e-book apps

The Bookseller – 2011-02-02

Written By: Philip Jones Apple has confirmed that it wants a cut of Amazon's Kindle sales made via its iPad and iPhone apps. The giant hardware company has said that it will no longer allow apps to...

Them’s Fightin’ Words: Apple Enforces Guidelines, Rejects Sony’s E-reader App

EContent Magazine – 2011-02-02

Posted in ArticleIt would appear that all e-reader hell is about to break loose. The New York Times reported today: Some application developers, including Sony, say Apple has told them they can no...

iPhone app store, Amazon Kindle: Why e-book sellers should stop playing by Apple's rules.

Slate – 2011-02-02

Over the last few months the tech industry has been inching toward e-book nirvana. For one thing, gadget makers keep improving e-readers while slashing prices. (I'm going to renew my bet that Amazon...

Sony hits out at Apple over ebooks

The Independent – 2011-02-02

Sony has launched a public attack on Apple, saying the computer giant was unfairly blocking Sony customers from reading their electronic books on devices such as the iPhone and iPad.

Apple tightens rule on e-book app developers

San Jose Mercury News – 2011-02-02

Payment system would send users outside Apple system

Apple rewrites rules on selling content via apps

The Bookseller – 2011-02-01

Apple has moved to block third party app developers from selling content, such as e-books, outside of the app store, leading to speculation that it wants a cut of digital purchases, even when they...

Apple Rejects Sony Reader App, Tightens Grip on Content Sales

Folio Magazine – 2011-02-01

Apple has reportedly rejected Sony's reader app from the App store for selling content within the app and letting customers make purchases outside the App store (such as within the Sony Reader Store,...

Apple Moves to Tighten Control of App Store

The New York Times – 2011-02-01

Sony said Apple had rejected its e-book app because it did not route book sales through Apple’s system.

Does Apple need to improve relationship with publishers for the iPad to stay on top?

Editors Weblog – 2011-01-21

News Corporation's eagerly anticipated and widely publicized The Daily, the first ever iPad-only newspaper, was supposed to launch January 19, but has been pushed back "weeks," according to All...

iPhone helps drive Apple to record quarter

The Bookseller – 2011-01-19

A sharp increase in iPhone sales has helped...

News Corp, Apple delay iPad digital newspaper: report

Reuters – 2011-01-14

(Reuters) - News Corp and Apple Inc are delaying the launch of the media conglomerate's digital newspaper for the iPad, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

Can Google Steal Digital Magazine Biz From Apple?

The New York Observer – 2011-01-03

The relationship between Apple and major magazine publishers ended the year on a sour note. Sales of magazine apps on the iPad, initially promising, had fallen off at a dismal rate. 

Apple iAd Debuts on the iPad

Folio Magazine – 2010-12-20

Apple has debuted its first iAd for the iPad this month. The mobile advertising platform, which was rolled out in July for the iPhone and iPod Touch, features an app within an app concept and grew...

Apple's iBookstore Canada approved

CBC – 2010-12-15

The federal government has approved Apple's iBookstore Canada after the company made several promises, including the promotion of titles by Canadian authors.

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