ARM and UBM Tech Launch New Digital Magazine
The interactive magazine targets software engineers and tech-savvy consumers.
ARM, a supplier and architect of digital semiconductor chips, has partnered with UBM Tech to launch the new digital magazineâ€“Signum. The focus of Signum is to combine journalistic content with robust multimedia technology.
Signum, released quarterly, is available now in both Apple and Android platforms, and is optimized for the iPad. It has also been designed with smartphones in mind, so accessing the magazine is possible on several mobile devices.
While Signum should be attractive to software engineers and developers, the magazine has several interactive features that should appeal to tech-savvy consumers. Multimedia and social media interfaces have been built into the magazine format that taps into ARMâ€™s technological design affordances.Â Both content and advertisements will feature interactive functionalities like pop-up videos, podcasts, animations and deeper presentations, allowing readers to better understand of the content and engage directly with advertisers.
The first issue offers both consumer-friendly and trade-specific articles. For instance, â€śUnder the Hood,â€ť a deconstructed look at the guts of the Google Nexus 7, might fascinate consumers. Conversely, software engineers may benefit from â€śWhen Blobs Attack,â€ť an expose on binary blobs and the obstacles they present to software innovators.
In a recent statement, UBM Techâ€™s CEO Kathy Astromoff expressed her excitement about the launch and the companyâ€™s partnership with ARM: â€śWe have a strong relationship with ARM, and for the past three years weâ€™ve produced the annual Arm TechCon event.â€ť She added: â€śSignum establishes a new standard in digital publications offering a lever of interactivity and providing full immersion for the reader.â€ť