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How The Daily Optimized for the New iPad

By Stefanie Botelho 03/22/2012

Just when publishers thought they mastered a nimble, consumer-ready app (finally), Apple releases a new version of the iPad. One of the biggest draws of the updated device is its “retina display,” which Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller describes as “3.1 million pixels with a resolution of 2048 by 1536 pixels. That’s one million more pixels than an HD TV.”

And with this news...more

Apple iOS Tablet Market Share Slips in 4Q 2011

By Bill Mickey 03/14/2012


New data from technology market research firm IDC shows impressive growth in tablet shipments for the fourth quarter of 2011. So impressive, in fact, that the firm has adjusted its 2012 forecast from 87.7 million units sold to 106.1 units sold.

According to the company's data Tracker, worldwide tablet shipments were up 56.1 percent in the fourth quarter, representing 28.2 million units. That's a 155 percent increase...more

Digital Edition Briefs | 2.29.12

By Stefanie Botelho and Ioanna Opidee 02/29/2012

Apple is reportedly set to launch the iPad 3 at a media event Wednesday in San Francisco. No official announcement of the new version has been made, and no details have been revealed, though rumors abound.

The new BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 now includes an aggregated newspaper and magazine app called PressReader, offering access to more than 2,000 publications through a single subscription. Most single copies are available for $.99...more

With FUSION, Zinio Adds DIY Digital Publishing

By TJ Raphael 02/29/2012

Zinio is positioning itself to be more than just a digital newsstand service—the company is rolling out a new suite of publishing tools that are designed to easily include interactivity for almost any digital magazine.

“We’re not making an effort to get into a head-to-head competition with any type of design agencies or firms,” says Jeanniey Mullen, global executive vice president
and chief marketing...more

Parade Launches App To Enhance Content Offerings

By TJ Raphael 02/29/2012

After months of planning, PARADE Magazine is rolling out a mobile app to cultivate advertisers and enhance the content offerings to its existing reader base.

“We’ve been wanting to launch a mobile platform around our celebrity coverage for years,” says Allison Werder, the magazine’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. “There’s a lot of interest with the female mobile audience and with advertisers interested...more

Penton Converts Tech Group to All-Digital

By Bill Mickey 02/28/2012


After promotional emails were sent to readers informing them that new digital editions were replacing their print counterparts last Friday, Penton officially announced that its Technology Media Group, which publishes Windows IT Pro, DevPro, Power IT Pro and SQL Server Pro, among other brands, will go completely digital starting in May.

Peg Miller, the company's tech group leader, says the only remaining print title will be System iNEWS ProVIP,...more

Adobe: 16 Million Tablet Publications Downloaded in Last 12 Months

By Bill Mickey 02/28/2012


Adobe has released some insights gleaned from data it's been collecting from many of the tablet publications that use its Digital Publishing Suite. The data, collected anonymously from 600 publishers and 1,500 tablet publications, reveals patterns in user behavior, pricing and purchasing preferences and advertising engagement.

According to Adobe, 16 million digital publications have been downloaded in the last 12 months, "with no sign of fatigue," adds Zeke...more

AMI Bets National Enquirer App Will Draw Younger Audiences

By TJ Raphael 01/26/2012

American Media Inc. [AMI] is hoping to revitalize the age-old grocery store tabloid, the National Enquirer, with a tablet app aimed at younger audiences. The company will roll out a tablet-only edition in February that will feature content exclusives focused on gossip.
“The starting point will be the print edition,” says David Perel, AMI’s editor of digital entertainment content and the...more

Digital Edition Briefs | 6.29.11

By Stefanie Botelho 01/26/2012

Zinio’s library of over 5,000 magazine titles is now accessible for Ultrabook owners through the Intel AppUp center.

The Economist launched an web-based app dubbed Electionism. The free app was developed in conjunction with Toronto software design firm Nulayer.

UBM’s DMNews tapped Texterity to digitize its print magazine. UBM also moves Internet Evolution to the iPad.

Backpacker iPad subscriptions multiplied six times over since October.

Life magazine debuted its coffee table book...more

iPad Usage Varies Between Consumer and IT/Business Professionals

By Stefanie Botelho 01/26/2012

As expected, the iPad (now used by 60 million worldwide) is directly affecting how consumers are buying and digesting media. However, in a recent study released by IDG Connect, data shows that iPad usage varies with the audience demographic. While the tablet is plugged as a “lean back” device by many in the magazine industry, the study shows that tablet use by IT and business professionals is different than...more

Digital Edition Briefs | 12.22.11

By Ioanna Opidee 12/22/2011

Digital subscriptions of American Express Publishing’s Travel + Leisure and Food & Wine magazines are now available on the iPad through Apple’s Newsstand. Annual subscriptions are priced at $19.99, while single copies are sold for $1.99 through In-App Purchase.

The titles—also available on Barnes & Noble’s Nook and Amazon’s Kindle Fire—first launched on the iPad last fall and were available to print subscribers through...more

What To Do With “The Tablet Revolution”

By Stefanie Botelho 12/22/2011

In order to see where U.S. adults fell in the conversion spectrum, the Economist Group partnered with the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism to conduct a digital behavioral survey in summer 2011.

Paul Rossi, managing director and EVP, Americas for the Economist Group, says, “The motivation for us to do the survey was that we believe digital is the single biggest thing to impact magazines...more


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