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Subscriptions Available on Apple's App Store

The long-awaited subscription policy has been announced by Apple. Details are on the http://developer.apple.com and in this press release. Lots of articles are appearing, but it probably will take a few days (maybe longer) to get a clear indication of the reactions to the subscription policy because it directly affects many of the media outlets that are reporting on it.

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Magazines on iPad: The New York Times on Newsweek, Wired, and More

In "A Race Between Digital and Print Magazines" The New York Times gets right to the heart of the issue involving long download times for magazines: publishers want to replicate every jot and tittle of the print edition rather than repurposing the content for iPad. Download times are excruciating. It's hard to understand how hard it is for publishers to move to the new model: content is the key, and it's presented in various ways depending on the medium.

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