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Mobile Content Gets More Personal

By Esther D'Amico 03/30/2011

A father gets into his car, starts the engine, and turns to the back seat where his three year old sits in her car seat. He chooses an app from his phone, hands her the device, and drives. She spends the ride touching the screen - she knows this app -- and the term "audience engagement" takes on new meaning.

That kind of sharing is becoming more common as digital offerings...more

Long Form Journalism Enters the Digital Market

By Stefanie Botelho 03/30/2011


As most publishers are scrambling to compact content (call it the Twitter effect), one company is bringing lengthy journalistic stories to digital devices.

Evan Ratliff (contributing editor at Wired Magazine, editor for Pop-Up magazine and writer for The New Yorker, Outside, Men’s Journal and National Geographic) and Jefferson Rabb (programmer and Web designer for authors like Haruki Murakami and Jhumpa Lahiri) launched more

Bonnier Looks Inside the Minds of App Consumers

By TJ Raphael 03/30/2011

As the April 4 launch of Moving Media+ draws nearer, Bonnier Publishing is perfecting the tablet experience for industry personnel and audiences through comprehensive research that will maximize readership - and reader enjoyment - of digital tablet magazines.

Moving Media+ is an independent software company that was created as a spin off of Mag+ to give both large magazine publishers and smaller creative agencies the ability to publish...more

Google Releases Think Quarterly

By Stefanie Botelho 03/24/2011

Google has released a magazine called Think Quarterly, a companion publication to a short book of data Google has provided to a select group of their UK associates.

The digital magazine has 63 pages featuring with an assortment of articles, including “The Mobile Movement” and an interview with Peter Kruse, founder and CEO of nextpractice, based in Berlin, Germany.

The first issue focuses on data, and tips its hat...more

DEI Wire: The Daily Looks to Android …iPad 2.0 Launches This Week

By Stefanie Botelho 02/28/2011

AT&T is the current broadband network used by the Amazon reader. The Kindle 3G can hold up to 3,500 books and is sold at the retail price of $189.

Kindle will also soon offer Kindle for the Web, which will allow users to read full text from a website without downloading a separate app. Kindle for the Web will also allow authors and publishers to offer full texts through their...more

Google Announces Subscription Service

By Stefanie Botelho 02/16/2011

Google announced today the creation of a service, Google One Pass, which will allow publishers to set their own prices and terms for the sale of digital content. Eric Schmidt introduced this new service at Humboldt University in Berlin.

The service will be accessible through Android operating tablets, smartphones and websites with one email and password sign-on combination. One Pass will allow publishers to customize the methods of how...more

Major Publishers Prep Android Apps

By Stefanie Botelho 02/15/2011

Adobe Systems Incorporated’s Digital Publishing Suite tools will be used to adapt titles from Conde Nast, Dennis Publishing, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and National Geographic for Android tablets.

According to a press release from Adobe, the Content Viewer for Android will be utilized for tablets, beginning with the Motorola Xoom. Now available through the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite prerelease program, the Content Viewer will give consumers “intuitive navigation,…interactive overlays...more

Report: Worldwide App Revenue To Exceed $15 Billion in 2011

By Matt Kinsman 01/28/2011

Mobile app downloads will increase 117 percent to 17.7 billion worldwide while mobile application store revenue will grow to more than $15.1 billion in 2011, a 190 percent increase, according to Gartner Inc.

In 2010, app stores generated an estimated $5.2 billion from both download sales and advertising revenue. Between 2010 and 2014 Gartner predicts that number will grow more than 1,000 percent to $15.1 billion.

Revenue generated by...more

Bonnier Launches Science Illustrated App

By Matt Kinsman 01/11/2011


Bonnier Corp. today launched Science Illustrated+, a tablet edition of the magazine. The January/February issue is available in the iTunes App Store for the introductory price of $2.99 per issue.

Science Illustrated+ was developed on Bonnier's own Mag+ platform for tablet devices. Highlights of Science Illustrated +'s January/February issue include "An Oasis of Contrasts," a digital pictorial of the world's freshwater wetlands, which features iPad-exclusive...more

Bonnier Launches i-Pad-Only Version of Parenting

By Matt Kinsman 12/20/2010


While publishers are scrambling to adapt existing print editions to the iPad, Bonnier Corp. has launched an iPad-only edition of Parenting called Parenting Seasons, a quarterly that features exclusive digital content.

Parenting Seasons will offer Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall editions with a monthly calendar function that provides parenting tips and tricks. Pricing starts at $2.99 per issue during the beginning of each season, drops...more

Nomad Launch Will Test Digital Editions as Core Product

By Matt Kinsman 12/20/2010


In January, Nomad Editions, the digital media company developed by a group that includes former Newsweek president Mark Edmiston and noted designer Roger Black, will officially launch. The launch is significant for digital editions being the core-rather than an ancillary- product, and includes a three-prong business model that focuses on subscription revenue over advertising and sharing up to one-third of the revenue with...more

Apple iAd Debuts on the iPad

By Bill Mickey 12/20/2010

Apple has debuted its first iAd for the iPad this month. The mobile advertising platform, which was rolled out in July for the iPhone and iPod Touch, features an app within an app concept and grew out of Apple's purchase of Quattro Wireless earlier in the year.

The iPad iAd is an interactive spot for Disney's "Tron Legacy" and is featured in the...more



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