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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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Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-10-06 20:38

by George Brock

The Times reaches 100,000 digital subscribers and I'm still baffled by their online strategy. I ought to be better-placed than many to figure out what they're up to (declaration: I used to work there). But it's not easy.

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Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-07-05 09:47

The mobile landscape is changing fast, says Will Sullivan, and journalists need help keeping up.

Figuring out which apps to use can be a challenge, not to mention picking a phone. Aside from deciding between two iPhones (Verizon or AT&T) there are also dozens of Android models across multiple wireless carriers.

This environment demands that editors and managers become more informed and able to respond more quickly to new mobile technologies.

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Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-01-24 20:47

The most popular content consumed by iPhone users and all smartphone users in the United Kingdom is access to news via mobile browser (79.7 percent and 48 percent, respectively) in January 2009, according to comScore. By comparison, 55.6 percent of iPhone users and 22.1 percent of all smartphone users accessed news and information by downloaded applications, detailed in World Digital Media Trends 2010, released by the Shaping the Future of the Newspaper project and the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers.

E-mail was accessed by 75.4 percent of iPhone users and by 35.4 percent of all smartphone users, while listening to mobile music was consumed by 65.6 percent of iPhone users and 40.5 percent of all smartphone users during the same period. By comparison, a fraction of all mobile phone users did any of these activities.

For World Digital Media Trends 2010, the SFN project has partnered with 66 research companies - including PricewaterhouseCoopers, the Pew Research Center, Magna Global, comScore, ZenithOptimedia, eMarketer, and more - to piece together the vast landscape of the world's media and advertising markets, as well as emerging trends across platforms.

Author

Erina Lin

Date

2010-12-16 18:05

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."

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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 United Kingdom's third largest newspaper recently launched its own iPhone and iPad application site, which offers 17 apps, Newspaper Innovation reported Wednesday.

The website, called Metro Apps, "specifically targets Metro's demographic of 18-to 45-year-old urban professionals" and its a joint venture between the newspaper and Associated & Northcliffe Mobile & TV, the new division that Daily Mail and General Trust created after closing AND last April, paidContent.org explained.

According to its website, Metro Apps is also host a monthly competition "where mobile app developers can win a publishing deal to make their app famous."

So far, the site offers two paid games at £0.59 each; five free lifestyle apps which include jobs and property finder; two cab and metro apps; six paid phrase book apps and one travel one.

Author

Clara Mart

Date

2010-11-19 23:59

The Daily Mail has announced that it will launch a paid-for iPad app in the next few months and that its iPhone app, which has a 60-day free trial, has already been downloaded by 70,000 users, Press Gazette revealed today.

"I'm very excited by the various micro payment systems that are in the pipeline that will give us the flexibility to offer new kinds of content that we can charge for on a pay-per-view or piecemeal basis," said Mail Online's publisher Martin Clarke.

Although traffic data has not been confirmed by the ABCe, Clarke said the website attracts 50 million unique users every month. According to Press Gazette, this would mean "that a UK national newspaper is for the first time set to challenge the dominance of the BBC online," which last month reported 60 million users.

Furthermore, the Mail Online executive revealed that Facebook's referral are generating 10 percent of the traffic from the UK, MediaGuardian quoted. "The social networks are becoming increasingly important to us. If you want an engaging site, Facebook isn't a threat or a parasite but a gigantic free marketing engine," he said.

Author

Clara Mart

Date

2010-11-15 23:36

Tech companies may be on the verge of investing in alternative energy sources. According to the Washington Post, Google is set to invest in an offshore wind energy farm in the United States. Meanwhile, Georgian designer Archil Vardidze proposed an iPhone 6 concept that features a solar-powered device, Concept Phones wrote.

The concept outlines the same single-button approach as current models, but also introduces a model that is slightly longer and wider, Uber Gizmo informed. Furthermore, it has an aluminum casing, an external antenna as well as a solar panel at the back for extra battery life. TFTS added that the design also incorporates a USB/charger docking station, a camera at the front and an LED flash cam at the back.

On the other hand, Google is much closer to harnessing more eco-friendly sources. DelmarvaNow explained that Google intends to buy a 37.5 percent stake in the Atlantic Wind Connection project. The initiative amounts to around US$500 million and Google may be proposing nearly $200 million at first.

Author

Alisa Zykova

Date

2010-10-25 23:47

In an effort to tap the mobile platform for revenue, Australian media group Fairfax has unveiled iPhone apps based on the subscription model for its newspapers, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Brisbane Today and WAToday, the Sydney Morning Herald reported yesterday.

While most newspaper publishers have opted for a one-off fee payment system, the Fairfax group is the first publisher to have launched an iPhone app based on the subscription model, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. Readers can download the apps from the Apple iTunes store at a monthly charge of $2.49 and those who opt for subscriptions over a six-month period are entitled to a 15 percent discount, and therefore will pay only $12.99.

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"It's the first move by Fairfax Media to charge for its online news content on a mobile phone," Brian McCarthy, chief executive at the Fairfax group, was quoted by The Australian as saying. "The development of the apps is a milestone in our ongoing strategy around the delivery of content through digital platforms."

Author

Savita Sauvin

Date

2010-09-30 19:36

Sport24.com, the French-language sports news site, is launching a free iPhone application that will stream live footage in an "innovative" format, Le Figaro reported Thursday.

The app will feature content in horizontal format, something which is not that common, according to Le Figaro. The format is reportedly popular following the launch of the iPad.

The app will include live coverage of matches, re-enactment of matches in 3D and an alert service that is free for the first three months (then €0.79 for three months) Sport24.com was created in 1998 and was bought by the Figaro group in 2006.

Author

Alisa Zykova

Date

2010-09-03 16:06

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