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Is Apple Opening Up?

Apple has been accused of building a ‘walled garden’ in the iPad. That is not a metaphor that I trust too much; first, because Apple’s garden seems to be rather subtler than that: it is more like a ‘hedged’ garden because the iPad has always and will always have a web browser, one that allows you to see any web page and you can’t get much wilder and freer than that; second, because, unlike most publisher ‘walled gardens’, a … Keep Reading

Index on Censorship and World Press Freedom Day

Two weeks ago Exact Editions working with Sage launched an iPhone/iPad app for Index on Censorship. The free app gives access to a good sample of the magazine to its subscribers. Yesterday, in support of World Press Freedom day, Sage announced a week long reduction in the price of the paid for app (which gives the user a 30 day subscription). Until Sunday it is available for 57p/99c. And subscribers to the paid for app not only get access … Keep Reading

The Periodical Publishers Association Conference 2010

We were not able to go to this year’s PPA Conference. We had better go next year. We have not gone in previous years, because it was two days and (to speak frankly) seemed to be over-full of over-complacent industry, grandees and non-experts. To judge by the tweets emerging from this year’s shorter, one day conference, it was a more realistic and a more grounded get-together. I am also judging, perhaps unfairly from some short reports on the goings-on at … Keep Reading

New Models for Digital Advertising

In the last couple of weeks we have seen two new models for digital advertising proposed. First Steve Jobs announced iAds as part of the introduction for iPhone O/S 4.0. Second, Twitter announced their new concept of Promoted Tweets which have begun to be rolled out from major brands such as Starbucks, Red Bull and Virgin America. The Apple ads will be ‘rich media’ ads, using HTML5 (of course not Flash) but they will not be web-based, they … Keep Reading

Magazine Apps on the iPad

Exact Editions had 11 iPad apps live when the launch arrived. There are some more titles working their way through the development and approval process. Our first office iPad arrived on Tuesday and it is an enthralling device. It has been passed around, much admired and caressed into action. Everyone who sees it, finds the speed and sharpness surprising and attractive. Here it is showcasing Athletics Weekly:

We have also been looking closely at other magazine apps. Brad Colbow produced … Keep Reading

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