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A few weeks ago, after Conde Nast announced the company was slowing the process of bringing magazines to the iPad due to the ability to deliver the scale advertisers want (ie: iPad magazine sales suck), I wrote that sales of magazines on the iPad wouldn't get better until publishers woke up and re...

May 7th 2011 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Two highly-anticipated iPad app releases have finally hit the App Store, and they're both magazines: The New Yorker and Gourmet Live. The New Yorker (free for the app, US$4.99 per issue) joins Gourmet Live as the latest magazine apps from publisher Condé Nast. The navigation is simple: tap a...

September 27th 2010 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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We aren't about to say that the iPad (or e-readers and tablets in general) is out to save the newspaper and magazine industry, but at least one Conde Nast brand is back in business after the paper edition was shuttered during last year's turmoil. Gourmet Magazine is being revived and retooled w...

June 22nd 2010 at 3:50pm 0 Comments
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This isn't the 80s anymore. It's not good enough to just pump out lusty hardware like the Walkman in order to drive generous profit streams. In the modern age of consumer electronics, it takes content and an entire ecosystem of software and services to keep customers locked in and buying your gear....

March 1st 2010 at 4:06am 0 Comments
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The joint venture between four leading publishers has issued a press release highlighting a few of the finer points of its plan to create a platform for digital magazine distribution -- we guess that The New York Observer wasn't kidding when it said that a deal between Conde Nast, Hearst, Meredit...

December 8th 2009 at 11:19am 0 Comments
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News Corp, Time Inc., Condé Nast Publications Inc., Hearst Corp., and Meredith Corp. If this Wall Street Journal report is to be believed here, these five major media firms are preparing to announce a new joint venture tomorrow to "prepare print publications for a new generation of electronic...

December 7th 2009 at 10:29pm 0 Comments