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Logging in ByPlace and the Scottish Referendum

Some Scottish University have logged in for ByPlace access to Prospect and the New Statesman for the period of the Scottish Independence referendum. Good news for the Student Unions of Aberdeen, Stirling, Napier and Dundee in Fresher’s week as new students arrive many of them with the right to vote in the referendum in 3 weeks.

Here is a picture of the access zone now available at Strathclyde:

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So what is the user experience for a Strathclyde student (or … Keep Reading

Scottish Referendum ByPlace

Exact Editions ByPlace technology makes it possible to use and read magazine apps for free in specific locations.

This technology is getting an exciting and innovative use for the next four weeks as we lead up to the Scottish Independence Referendum. Two magazines using the Exact Editions app platform: Prospect and the New Statesman are projecting their apps for free at locations (bars, hotels, clubs, libraries etc) in Scotland. The Act of Union came into effect 214 year … Keep Reading

Disruptive Innovation in the Magazine Industry

Clayton Christenson’s theory of disruptive innovation has had enormous influence on management thinking and investor’s approach to information technology.

The basic idea is explained at his web site.

As companies tend to innovate faster than their customers’ needs evolve, most organizations eventually end up producing products or services that are actually too sophisticated, too expensive, and too complicated for many customers in their market.

Companies pursue these “sustaining innovations” at the higher tiers of their markets because this is

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Moving from months to moments

The Guardian carries an interesting interview with Duncan Edwards the CEO of Hearst Magazines International. He has been with the company for 25 years and he has an interesting take on the competitive environment that magazine publishers now face:

Faced with competition from the BuzzFeed generation of digital upstarts, Edwards, chief executive of Hearst International, delivered an edict to his magazine editors: “From months to moments”.

“With the advent of mobile, smartphones and tablets, consumer expectations have changed,” he says.

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Transition Free Press joins the Apple Newsstand

We’re thrilled to announce that Transition Free Press has joined the Exact Editions webstore, and is now making it’s debut in the Apple Newsstand.

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Transition Free Press is a quarterly newspaper, built around the idea of sustainable communities and towns, with emphasis on the environment and community spirit. The focus is always on solutions, so if you’re looking for a positive and inspiring break from the standard doom-and-gloom press, this is the title for you!

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The app incorporates … Keep Reading

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