Thursday, September 1, 2011

Today's Headlines

FT's iPad and iPhone Apps Vanish from iTunes Store
Two months after the deadline for compliance hit, it’s now clear The Financial Times and Apple can’t come to a compromise over the new requirement that in-app subscription payments must go through iTunes Store.It is a blow to the FT, whose apps had processed subscription transactions independently.

Why Content Companies Will End-Run Apple's App Store
Business Insider
Among the reasons for moving to HTML 5:  it's cross-platform, HTML 5 tools like OnSwipe are relatively easy to use, and HTML 5 keeps improving. 

JibJab Books Come to the iPad
USA Today
Gregg and Evan Spiridellis, who run the JibJab e-card website, got so jazzed about the multimedia book apps that they decided to enter the market themselves. Their line of JibJab Jr. children's books launched this week in the Apple's app store.

Why HP Is Bringing Back TouchPad for One More Bow
Writer John Paczkowski believes its to appease the suppliers that manufactured components for it, expecting production runs of 500,000 to 1 million units. “While the company is stating it is doing so to satisfy stronger than expected demand, our checks with supply chain sources indicate another reason may be to fulfill commitments to component suppliers and manufacturing partners,” Sterne Agee analyst Shaw Wu told Paczkowski.  

First Impressions on Sony's Tablet
Critic Melissa Perenson on the 9.4-inch Sony Tablet S:  "Sony may be late to the party, but I appreciate the fact that the Tablet S reflects the company's attempts to differentiate it from the cookie-cutter tablet field. I look forward to using the final product, because this preproduction model certainly shows lots of potential"

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