Wary publishers are striking partnerships with app maker Flipboard.
As of press time, Flipboard planned to announce on Dec. 2 partnerships with eight media outlets, including The Washington Post, ABC News (DIS), Condé Nast's Bon Appétit, and All Things Digital, a technology blog owned by The Wall Street Journal.
The battle to exploit the popularity of the tablet computer in the wake of the huge success of Apple's iPad is hotting up, with Richard Branson announcing that Virgin will unveil its custom-built iPad magazine in New York next week.
According to Chris Anderson of Wired Magazine, "the Web is dead". Because of Apps.
I largely agree with what he wrote on how siloed Apps are against the fundamental nature of the WWW but here's an interesting counter-trend: publishers now using HTML5 and advanced browsers such as Chrome to revamp their sites.
Among the 931 respondents who indicated that they currently subscribe to print newspapers, there is a statistically significant, moderately strong, positive correlation between iPad news consumption and the likelihood of canceling their print subscriptions. For example, more than half (58.1%) of the respondents who subscribe to printed newspapers and use their iPad at least an hour a day for news said they are very likely to cancel their print subscriptions within the next six months.
Great post on something I noticed over the past few months: over time our web sites have been over-worked and crowded with zillions of features which made them actually harder to use than iPhone Apps.
I have my own examples of a few sites I won't name where I'd rather use the App than the actual web site.
With the iPad becoming a significant access device and it's browser being it's #1 app (as shown in a previous post with the business insider iPad usage survey), online publishers are finally revamping the design of their web sites.
Reports from a variety of analysts predict a huge swell in tablet computer sales next year ranging from 35 to 100 million units in total, with Apple's iPad accounting for the largest number sold by far.
Rupert Murdoch is putting $30 million and 100 journalists behind an iPad newspaper called "The Daily." He even has support from Apple CEO Steve Jobs. But no one really believes this thing will last. Here's why.
Lots of us like new technology, but few of us would imagine we’d still be embracing it in our 90s. Perhaps it’s to be expected from a man like Robert Reidy, a former test pilot who is celebrating his birthday today
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