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CNN's new iPad app is completely different than the news network's website, because it was designed specifically for the iPad, and isn't meant to be a tablet-version of the website, Kenneth Estenson, the company's senior vice president and general manager of CNN.com, told Poynter.org's Damon Kiesow.

"With a multi-touch interface, there is no rulebook yet," he said. "The iPad is so new. The initial question was, 'What do I want to touch?'" The design centres on high quality images, because people "want to touch imagery more than words," he explained.

Image: Broadsheet view of CNN's iPad app The app is completely ad-supported and free of charge, and CNN has also made its current iPhone app free as well, paidContent reported.

The app has three views: broadsheet, list view (with a continually updated list of stories) and slideshow, which shows the day's top stories. The content also incorporates text articles, video and users' comments.

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2010-12-16 21:11

News International launched on Friday the Sunday Times iPad app, which gives readers access to the 12 sections and the three magazines of the Sunday newspaper, Marketing Week reported.

The app is being offered for free to those who subscribe to the print and digital editions of the newspaper. However, it's also available for £1.79 per issue and it includes exclusive access to a TV guide.

Photo source: Press Gazette
Rupert Murdoch's media company also introduced an update of the Times app, which costs £9.99 a month and was being sold without a subscription bundle, the Press Gazette reminded.

Both the Times and the Sunday Times websites went behind a paywall in June and, according to a recent research, have only been able to retain 14 percent of its users.

Author

Clara Mart

Date

2010-12-13 23:54

In a move aimed at promoting its new paid app, German publisher Axel Springer AG has blocked the iPad browser from viewing the website of its newspaper Bild, FoxBusiness.com reported Wednesday.

The subscription to the app, which is available in iTunes, costs €0.79 a week, €12.99 a month or €129.99 for a year, the media company informed in a press release. Named Bild HD, the appllication includes articles published on Bild's 18 regional print editions, multimedia features and videos.

Photo Source: Benm.at
"We are encouraged by the experience of News Corp.," said Chief Executive Officer Mathias Doepfner, according to FoxBusiness.com. However, the online version of Bild will remain free for those who visit the website through a PC or mobile phone.

Doepfner also said the company, which already launched an iPhone app, will soon developed paid applications for Samsung and Google tablets, El Mundo pointed out.

Author

Clara Mart

Date

2010-12-11 01:33

Just four percent of adults read a newspaper using an app on a mobile phone or other mobile device last month, and 3.7 percent used an app to read a magazine, a new survey from GfK MRI has found.

However, those in the Millenial age group (born between 1977 and 1994) are strong app users - almost twice as likely than the average adult to have read a magazine using an app, and 73 percent more likely to have read a newspaper via an app in the past 30 days, the survey pointed out. Millenials made up 50.1 percent of all adults who used a newspaper app, and 57.3 percent of adults who used a magazine app.

Chart: GfK MRI

These results follow another survey from the Reynolds Journalism Institute, released yesterday, which found that 69 percent of iPad newspaper and magazine app users are male, and likely to have household incomes greater than US$100,000.

The GfK MRI survey results skewed male as well, with 60 percent of all adults who used a magazine app or a newspaper app in the last 30 days being male, and 40 percent female.

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2010-12-10 18:38

British newspaper The Guardian revealed last week that it will discontinue its recently updated and paid iPhone app and replace it with a subscription-based one, Poynter.org reported.

The Guardian's mobile product manager Jonathon Moore explained in a blog post that subscribers will be charged £2.99 for six months or £3.99 for 12 months. According to Poynter.org, "No pounds-to-dollars conversion is necessary as in the U.S. it will be free, and advertising supported."

Photo: paidContent.org

The announcement was made as the newspaper introduced an updated version of its current app, which reported problems with the offline reading mode. The Guardian explained on its website that it has not yet set a date for the launching but "we're working towards a pre-Christmas release."

Moore said the new app will include videos, live soccer scores, goal alerts and the ability to post and read comments. He also reminded that the media company is developing an iPad app.

Author

Clara Mart

Date

2010-12-06 18:21

The Kansas City Star teamed up with location-based mobile app Foursquare so readers can "check in" every time they buy a print copy of the newspaper in vending machines and newsstands spread through the city, Editor and Publisher reported yesterday.

User who check in will receive subscription offers, mediabistro.com revealed. Currently, the newspaper is offering "26 weeks of Friday through Monday home delivery for $1.75 a week, which is more than 50 percent off our normal four-day rate," said the Vice President of Audience Chris Christian.

Furthermore, Foursquare will also let readers know where they can buy the newspaper. "When somebody 'checks-in' at the local Panera Bread, AMC Theater or McDonalds, they can also see a close-by Kansas City Star rack on their screen," explained Project Management Director Joe Coleman.

Other newspapers in the U.S. have also started to use this location-based app. For instance, the San Diego Union-Tribune offers a free copy of its print edition to those who check in at newspaper kiosks.

Author

Clara Mart

Date

2010-12-04 01:22

Eight press outlets in France have teamed up to launch a digital kiosk (dubbed E-Presse Premium) equipped with their respective publications' content, by early 2011, Agence France-Presse reported this week. According to L'Expansion, the kiosk will allow users to access either individual articles or to obtain a subscription for extra features, while utilising a single account to surf a variety of titles like with Amazon's "one-click shopping" technique.

The newly established partnership intends to weaken the impact of companies like Google, Apple and Facebook in the digital era, Le Figaro suggested. Without this union, the titles don't have much say and have to adhere to conditions imposed by the tech giants. However, the deal will now permit them to set their own rules in the industry.

Image: CS Monitor

Author

Alisa Zykova

Date

2010-12-01 18:06

Nearly three weeks after its entry into the Russian market, retailers across the country revealed that they were out of Apple iPad 3G models, Kommersant.ru wrote today.

"PC market growth will be impacted by devices that enable better on-the-go content consumption such as media tablets and next-generation smartphones," said Gartner Research analyst Raphael Vasquez, Agence France-Presse reported. "These devices will be increasingly embraced as complements if not substitutes for PCs where voice and light data consumption are desired."

Image: iPhoneroot

Around 10,000-12,000 devices were meant to be officially available for sale from November 9 onwards, but verified figures were not available. According to Sostav.ru, more iPads with the 3G function were predicted to be delivered to the country's retailers before the end of the year, said Evgenii Butman, head of the ECS Group (Russia's Apple distributor).

An anonymous source familiar with the electronics industry said that the next wave of iPad devices to be imported into Russia will be larger in number because of the "initial success" of the sales, Kommersant informed. However, the exact number was not known, Lenta.ru stated.

Author

Alisa Zykova

Date

2010-12-01 16:53

The International Herald Tribune released last Thursday a free iPad app, in which users can read the articles of the day and breaking news, paidContent.org reported yesterday.

The application is already available in 180 countries and it will remain free until 2011, MediaWeek revealed. By that time, parent company The New York Times is expected to start charging for content, paidContent.org reminded.

According to Apple's iTune store, the International Herald Tribune app also offers a "comprehensive Business with Reuters section" and columns written by Roger Cohen, Thomas L. Friedman and Paul Krugman. Furthermore, readers will have access to The Day in Pictures, video content and a weather tool.

"The app is a version of Press Engine, the mobile content software New York Times Company this August started offering to other publishers," paidContent.org explained.

Author

Clara Mart

Date

2010-12-01 00:10

Swedish media group Bonnier last week launched its News+ system for the iPad, a product that aims to start from scratch, fresh for the tablet, minonline.com reported today.

The concept for the News+ product is an answer to the question, "What if the newspaper had only been invented in the age of tablets?" and creates a tablet-specific experience that is completely different from print and the Web, minonline's Steve Smith explained.

Bonnier, which owns titles including Dagens Nyheter, Expressen, Borsen, Dagens Industri and Sydesvenskan, previewed a magazine design platform for tablets and touchscreens in 2009, called Mag+. It has since been used for multiple magazine platforms, News & Tech reported.

Previously, Bonnier also worked on the Popular Science iPad app, according to touchreviews.net.

"Reading News+ means taking part in a conversation. You can connect with your social networks, and share the articles that you want to talk about with your friends," a video created by Bonnier explains. It also details its plans for the future of advertising, and how ads can be more helpful and interactive.

Here is the video that shows what Bonnier envisions to be the future of newspapers:

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2010-11-30 00:06

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