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Epicurious was doing mobile long before most service brands were even thinking about a post-desktop world. Still, its app presence was getting long in the tooth and in need of tech and design updates. The new iteration for both phone and tablet boasts a new voice activation recipe interface for easier kitchen use as well as enhanced layouts...more
Summit Professional Networks announced a shift to digital for its quarterly magazine, Tech Decisions, toward the end of the first quarter in 2014. Tech Decisions, currently operating via PropertyCasualty360.com, will continue to be housed there as a web-based magazine with plans for a tablet magazine. In addition, Summit Professional Networks will offer an expanded digital portfolio including custom...more
As consumers collectively shift time towards mobile and away from desktop devices, ad sellers are also adjusting. The transition helped Facebook move past Microsoft and Yahoo! to take the spot behind Google as the second-largest digital ad seller in the U.S.
According to market forecaster eMarketer, the shift to mobile has helped redistribute revenue streams for some of the worldâ€™s largest ad platforms. Google and Facebook, thanks to their...more
Mac|Life launches interactive edition for iPad.The interactive version of technology magazine Mac|Life debuted with a $5.99 per issue and $10.99 per year subscription offer.Â Available exclusively for iPad, the new edition enhances the interactivity of its Apple product-focused editorial content through story animation, slideshows and enhanced navigation. Mac|Life Interactive replaces the PDF version of the magazine previously accessible to iPad users. Current Apple Newsstand subscribers will upgrade...more
Mag+ announces InDesign CC compatibility.In addition to an InDesign CC plug-in, the updated version of Mag+ includes a new script that automates the conversion of PDF files into Mag+ InDesign files. The conversion tool was developed to assist customers in converting older materials like as back issues. The next release of the Mag+ platform, scheduled for February 2014, will include several more enhancements. The Mag+ 4.4 installer...more
Flipboard is making waves in the same ecommerce market many believed Pinterest had cornered. The personalized e-magazine platform introduced its newest content categoryâ€”shopping cataloguesâ€”to much fanfare Monday, by debuting a slew of new titles with celebrity curators and allied brands.â€śUser studies show that people want to shop on Flipboard,â€ť says Mike McCue, CEO of Flipboard, in a release....more
Time magazine serves up promotions and welcomes new recruits:Â
A study by the Pew Internet Project released on October 18 shows new information on the pervasiveness of tablets and smartphones in U.S. homes. The study compiled information received from 6,224 phone interviews across The Nation from ages 16 and up. According to results, tablet ownership has spread exponentially within U.S. households over the last year. Â
From July 18 to September 20, 2013, the study tracks...more
The Loop partners with Glide Creations for a newsstand reboot.The Loop has turned to Glide Creations to create a new version of the magazineâ€™s newsstand app that provides a magazine experience unlike what readers are used to. The new platform for The Loop iPhone and tablet magazines emphasizes aesthetics and usability, leveraging photo and video content to enhance articles. The Loop Magazine 2.0 is out in the...more
Harperâ€™s Bazaar announced a new digital-only series for 2014 called Harperâ€™s Bazaar Reports. The first of the series will be Runway Reportâ€”the brandâ€™s first click-to-buy electronic special interest publication. The October 2013 Runway Report, created in partnership with high-end American retailer Lord & Taylor, is the first of six Harperâ€™s Bazaar Reports planned for release in the next year.
This week it was reported that the social magazine platform, Flipboard, raised an additional $50 million, which speculatively ups its valuation to $800 million.
Reports suggest that Rizvi Traverse Management and Goldman Sachs led the fundraising efforts. However, Flipboard has declined to comment on, or confirm the transaction.
The company has been growing quickly since launching just 3 years ago. Flipboard's last round of capital injection...more
IBM Systems Magazine launches its first iPad app.IBM Systems Magazineâ€™s first native app allows digital readers of Power Systems and Mainframe access to interactive features optimized for the iPad. IBM made the leap after a close monitoring the magazineâ€™s website and other digital properties showed clear growth in the number of visits. A similar Android version is expected to debut in 2014.
Chief Content Officer Magazine debuts table, smartphone...more
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