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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Apple Reveals Subscription Details

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 07:25 AM

http://www.gizmag.com/apple-unveils...-service/17890/

"Filling a gap that has long been a source of complaints for publishers of content-based apps, Apple has finally revealed details of a subscription service on its App Store for digital content including magazines, newspapers, video and music. Expectations of such an announcement rose two weeks ago following the launch of The Daily and the new subscription service will follow the same subscription model ushered in by News Corp.'s tablet-specific newspaper."

It certainly makes it easier, since the cost will be deducted right from your iTunes account. I use Zinio now for my subscriptions and it works pretty well. I'm wondering if publishers will find a way to make it as easy to subscribe on their own website since Apple charges 30% for the service. I guess we will see on June 30th this year how it is going to be received since that is the deadline for publishers to comply with the new terms. What are your thoughts on subscribing to newspapers and magazines via iTunes, bad? Good? Indifferent?


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Daily Launches for iPad

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 11:30 AM

http://www.thedaily.com/

"The Daily has the depth and quality of a magazine, but is delivered daily like a newspaper and updated in real-time like the web."

Today is launch day for The Daily, the magazine type newspaper (if that makes sense) for the iPad. The press release regarding the launch has lots of info about launch, but the major points are:

  • Pricing is $0.99 USD per week, or $39.99 USD per year;
  • Billed directly through your iTunes account;
  • It will be a mix of text, photography, audio, video, information graphics, touch interactivity and real-time data and social feeds;
  • Up to 100 pages focused on news, sports, gossip and celebrity, opinion, arts and life, and apps and games. It will offer views from across the political spectrum. They will come from across cultures and generations, across America and the world.
  • Sudoku and crossword puzzles, localized weather reports, and a customizable sports package that captures news on the user's favorite teams. Subscribers will also be able to leave comments onDaily stories in either written or audio form -- as well as bookmark them in-app to read later;
  • Initially they will have offices in New York and Los Angeles.

You also get two weeks free and can subscribe via our affiliate link. Want to know more? Learn more about this news delivery system at The Daily site or at the video of the launch. What are your thoughts now that they have launched and we see what they have to offer?


Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Daily Priced at $0.99 USD Per Week

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 06:00 AM

http://www.tuaw.com/2011/01/25/the-...cents-per-week/

"The Daily, News Corp's foray into the world of digital newspaper publishing, might debut in the next few weeks. Executive James Murdoch, Chief Executive of News Corp. in Europe and Asia, verified this tentative launch date during the DLD conference in Munich, Germany. He also confirmed the iPad-based digital paper will be available for 99-cents per week as previously rumored."

Depending on what the content looks like (I'm hoping they have some type of free trial), I may end up purchasing this as that isn't a bad price. It's only going to be available in the US initially, and Murdoch has hired over 100 journalist to work on this digital newspaper. This is due out in the next few weeks, and speculation is that iOS 4.3 will be available at the same time since the subscription model is supported with that version.


Monday, March 29, 2010

WSJ Announces Pricing for iPad Version

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Other Apple Hardware" @ 10:00 AM

http://www.cultofmac.com/wall-stree...w+(Cult+of+Mac)

"Maintaining the pretense of objective journalist integrity by reporting in third-person upon itself, the Wall Street Journal claims that "according to a person familiar with the matter," they'll be charging you $17.99 a month to read on your iPad."

Personally, I don't read enough articles to justify this so I'm not tempted, but even if I was a current subscriber this might be a bit too much for me to pay for a digital version. The $17.99 USD per month works out to $10.00 USD less per month than the regular subscription, roughly $216.00 USD per year. What are your thoughts?


Friday, March 5, 2010

Washington Post in the iTunes Store

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 11:00 AM

http://www.businessinsider.com/wash...+Alley+Insider)

"The Washington Post, which has stated it doesn't plan to build a New York Times-like paywall, is opening up another source of revenue: A paid iPhone app."

The app sells for $1.99 USD and is in the iTunes Store now. For the price you get a year of "customized access and offline reading." With the slump in newspaper sales, I would imagine more are going to come up with something like this to generate revenue.


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