Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Today's Headlines

iPad Subscriptions Now Offered by The New Yorker
The New York Times
Condé Nast, the publisher of The New Yorker, becomes the first major publisher to begin a subscription plan on the iPad for one of its magazines.  In the past, consumers need to download each issue individually.  Information about the consumer that stems from app store sales will be owned by Apple and may be shared with The New Yorker.

Apple Vs. Magazine Publishers:  Who Blinked?
Last week, Conde Nast and Hearst made to sell subscriptions through the iTunes store. Forbes media reporter Jeff Bercovici wonders what brought about the change and why Time Inc. -- which gives print subscribers access to the iPad edition — is still holding out on digital-only subscriptions.

FT Still Mulling iPad Subscriptions with Apple
With a month to go until publishers must either fall in with Apple’s new in-app purchasing terms or quit iOS in June, The Financial Times is not yet among the small early group to have consented to the new rules.

The Ten Best Apps for Your Nook Color
Business Insider
Although Barnes & Noble won't give you access to Google's Android  Market, is has still selected several excellent Android apps to transform your Nook into more than just an e-reader.
The launch last year of the iPad helped Apple surpass Google as the most valuable brand in the world, according to a study released over the weekend by brand consultancy Millward Brown.
The Huffington Post
Columnist Larry Magid believes Acer can offer a challenge to the iPad 2 because the tablet is priced about 10% cheaper. 
It's perfect for the BlackBerry loyalists and for  people who want a tablet primarily for mobile Web browsing from the conference room, couch, bedroom, and other places where you don’t have a full PC and don’t want to whip out a laptop.

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