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by Jeff Sonderman

Editor's note: With news of Steve Jobs' passing on Oct. 5, we thought it was appropriate to republish this story, written when he resigned as CEO of Apple.

Steve Jobs resigned Wednesday as CEO of Apple Inc., but his legacy will be felt in the news industry for years to come.

In the past five years, Jobs' Apple has simultaneously disrupted, transformed and aided the news industry.

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Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-10-06 20:38

by David Carr

Earlier this year, I wrote a column about the publishing industry's resistance to the terms Apple was imposing for subscriptions on the iPad. Soon after, an e-mail was followed by a phone call and Steve Jobs was on the line to straighten me out.

At the time, publishers were profoundly unhappy. Apple was not only proposing to take a third of the revenues, but it was also requiring that the transaction go through Apple, meaning publishers would get none of the consumer data that had such high value to advertisers.

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Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-09-01 09:35

Maybe Apple isn't so untouchable after all. The device maker, which has been locked in a battle with publishers, made a surprise concession recently, dropping a pricing requirement for its App Store that irked publishers. Before, publishers couldn't undercut the subscription price they offered in the App Store--the new guidelines do away with that requirement.

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Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-06-14 13:25

Time Inc., the country's largest magazine publisher, has reached a deal with Apple Inc. (AAPL) to make all its iPad editions free for print subscribers, marking a break in the impasse between publishers and Apple and lending support to Time's contention that it's business-as-usual after the ouster of its chief executive.

Starting Monday, subscribers to Sports Illustrated, Time and Fortune magazines will be able to access the iPad editions via the apps, which will be able to authenticate them as subscribers. Time Inc.'s People magazine already had such an arrangement, but readers of most publications have had to pay separately for the iPad version regardless of their subscriber status.

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Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-05-03 10:46

With the unveiling of The Daily, we got our first look at Apple's new iTunes-based periodical subscription service. The feature has been long awaited by publishers, but its implementation is likely to leave many unsatisfied.

To its credit, Apple has made it as easy to purchase a weekly newspaper subscription as it is to purchase a hit single for your iPod. In The Daily's case, the 99-cent weekly price (after a two-week sponsorship by Verizon) is even the same.

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Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-02-07 17:52

Rupert Murdoch on Wednesday pushed the send button on The Daily, a news application designed for the iPad that he hopes will position his News Corporation front and center in the digital newsstand of the future.

"New times demand new journalism," Mr. Murdoch said on stage at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York before an audience of reporters, media executives, employees and advertising partners.

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Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-02-03 18:09

In the coming weeks, News Corp. is set to unveil one of its more audacious content bets in recent years: The Daily, a newspaper designed for the iPad and the generation of tablet devices it inspired.

Conceived by News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch, who negotiated directly with Apple CEO Steve Jobs, the publication breaks new ground in a couple of ways. First, it's one of the biggest bets on traditional journalism in years on any platform -- 100 writers, editors and designers have been hired for the project -- since Conde Nast sunk $100 million into Portfolio magazine.

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Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-01-18 17:19

Apple Inc. and magazine publishers haven't been able to come to an agreement on the terms of magazine app subscriptions for the iPad, AllThingsD reported Friday. Publishers want a direct link to their clients by being able to sell the subscriptions themselves, or at least keep subscribers' data. Apple says "no."

For the past couple months, Apple has instead been offering magazines 70 percent of the revenue from each sale; the "ability to offer an opt-in form for subscribers that would ask them for a limited amount of information" such as their name, address, e-mail, etc.; and the ability to sell subscriptions to their apps through iTunes, Peter Kafka explained.

Image: bipad.net Although the publishers have a problem with the 30 percent cut of their subscriptions Apple wants, they are more miffed that the company is refusing to give them subscribers' credit card data, used for marketing. It also allows them to offer print and digital bundles, Kafka pointed out.

From the beginning, magazine publishers have been some of the iPad's biggest proponents. Conde Nast, for example, has said it expects as much as 40 percent of its revenues to come from tablets in the future, the Observer noted.

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Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2010-12-06 22:37

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."

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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

Apple will launch its iAd mobile advertising network in the United Kingdom and France in December, and in Germany in January, MediaGuardian reported today.

The service, which launched in the United States on July 1, displays targeted ads in iPhones and iPod Touches, letting users stay within their current app. According to Brand Republic, the European version includes advertising from Nespresso, Perrier, Turkish Airlines, L'Oreal and Absolute Radio, among others.

"In just four months, we've doubled the number of advertisers on the network and thousands of developers now have a valuable new source of revenue," Apple's vice president of iAd Andy Miller stated in a press release, claiming that users remained engage with the ads for an average of 60 seconds.

Miller also said the expansion would "create even more great opportunities for developers." The company, which hosts and sells the ads, allows third-party developers to keep 60 percent of the revenue they generate.

However, MediaGuardian reminded that "only two of the first 17 U.S. advertisers managed to use it for a campaign in the first month following launch, with just three more in August."

Author

Clara Mart

Date

2010-11-18 20:41

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