Time Inc. likes to show off its iPad apps as a symbol of the company’s future. But inside the publisher, the digital editions have become a source of hair-pulling frustration…
While I think the idea overall is a good one, this quote sums up just how out of touch Murdoch et all are. A device such as the iPad allows for something much more than just a newspaper, but as long as Murdoch (or whoever is in charge) views it as just a new way to deliver the same product, the news industry as a whole will suffer.
The question those at the top should be asking is, “What’s the best way to deliver top-quality journalism utilizing the available technology,” not, “How do we put our newspapers on these shiny new devices so the kids will think it’s hip?”
So far, only Wired’s got it right.(via savingink)
The company has just bought SocialDeck, a mobile game startup focused on delivering games across various platforms such as the iPhone and Blackberry.
This is part of a series of acquisitions by Google in the social arena. It bought social search startup Angstro last week. And in the past month, it picked up app maker Slide and virtual currency firm Jambool.
Don’t ignore what Google is doing here. They’re getting serious about social.