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  • October 20, 2011
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Marco Ament, the developer of Instapaper, discusses a critical problem with iOS 5 that will affect any application that stores its own content—including e-book readers. It has to do with iOS 5’s iCloud backup system. Apple wants to reduce the amount of data that has to go out over wifi, and is asking developers not…

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  • October 20, 2011
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Marco Ament, the developer of Instapaper, discusses a critical problem with iOS 5 that will affect any application that stores its own content—including e-book readers. It has to do with iOS 5’s iCloud backup system. Apple wants to reduce the amount of data that has to go out over wifi, and is asking developers not…

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  • October 17, 2011
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CNet has an interesting, fairly long interview with Josh Quittner, who was formerly the director of Time Inc.’s digital magazine strategy as well as Time.com’s editorial chief before quitting to take a job as editorial director for Flipboard. Quittner is a veteran tech journalist and editor, which makes it all the more fascinating he would…

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  • October 16, 2011
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I actually saw this on the nightly news last night when visiting my parents: a video making the rounds on YouTube featuring a 1-year-old who plays with an iPad, then gets confused and disappointed when paper magazines don’t respond the same way to being tapped or slid on. “For my 1-year-old daughter, a magazine is…

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  • October 16, 2011
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I actually saw this on the nightly news last night when visiting my parents: a video making the rounds on YouTube featuring a 1-year-old who plays with an iPad, then gets confused and disappointed when paper magazines don’t respond the same way to being tapped or slid on. “For my 1-year-old daughter, a magazine is…

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  • August 28, 2011
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As Hurricane Irene approaches the upper east coast, property damage is of course a key concern—but Hurricane Irene is also, at least temporarily, knocking down some virtual walls—paywalls. Laura Hazard Owen reports on PaidContent that the New York Times and Newsday.com are both making hurricane coverage available to all readers for free. E-magazine service Zinio…

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  • August 26, 2011
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I’ve already mentioned the deals Flipboard has been cutting with magazines to carry their content, but the people behind the iPad social media reading app seem not to be content to rest on their laurels. Flipboard Chairman and CEO Mike McCue has said the company hopes to enter into agreements to carry movies and episodes…

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  • August 6, 2011
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From the Los Angeles Times: Does Vogue magazine have a digital archive in the works — one would stretch all the way back to its original 1892 issue? Rumors say that’s exactly what the long-lived fashion magazine is up to. The blog Fashionista reads the tea leaves: Vogue editor Anna Wintour attending the Webbys in…

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  • August 4, 2011
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Time Inc. announced that it will be making tablet application versions of all 21 of its US magazine titles available by the end of the year. The company claims this will make it the first major US magazine publisher to have all of its titles on tablets. As part of the announcement, Time also mentioned…

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  • August 2, 2011
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Condé Nast’s magazine The New Yorker has released sales figures for its iPad magazine edition. It claims 100,000 iPad readers, 20,000 of whom have bought a $59.99 yearly subscription. The bulk of those readers are made up of 75,000 print subscribers who have taken advantage of the bundling offer that allows them to download the…