"The Wall Street Journal’s video service, WSJ Live, has expanded aggressively beyond its iPad debut in September. This week, WSJ announced it has inked distribution deals with Google TV, Roku, Apple TV and Daily Motion. Earlier, it expanded to Boxee and a variety of internet-connected TV sets including Samsung, Sony and Yahoo’s Connected TV platform."
"Estates Gazette and Capita Symonds have joined forces to produce the first-ever augmented reality edition of Estates Gazette. The Capita Symonds advertisements in the print edition on 3 September 2011 can be viewed using the CS AR App downloaded to the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPad 2."
"Several Conde Nast publications -- The New Yorker, Bon Appetit and Wired -- have started selling ads into the Flipboard iPad app in a bid to tap bigger tablet audiences and revenue."
"Condé Nast, whose holdings include Wired and The New Yorker, still sells issues of its magazines through their free iPad apps. But after big sales of early issues, the company has also made its iPad editions free for print subscribers — subscriptions it can sell and advertise easily via the web. (Wired.com is owned by a division of Condé Nast.) On Monday, Condé Nast also announced a new media and revenue partnership with social reading app Flipboard. Wired, The New Yorker, Bon Appetit give Flipboard iPad-optimized content. Flipboard provides the reading portal. American Express and Lexus sponsor the special Flipboard editions with their own advertisement. More titles and advertisers will follow. Condé Nast and Flipboard split the revenue."
"News Corp.'s Wall Street Journal, which has been circumventing Apple's payment system by providing links to its website from inside the iPad app, will soon remove all purchasing options in the app in response to Apple's new rules. People who download the app and want to subscribe will have to either call customer service or visit WSJ.com."
"Apple’s iPad has created a new appetite among readers for fresh news content in the evening, according to AFP’s head of editorial research and development. ... While computers are the dominant device for news during the working day, and smartphone use is relatively constant throughout the day, tablets overtook both of them to become the number one device in the evening.
Jeff Bercovici: "It turns out that the publishers’ fear that Apple’s policies would deny them the consumer data they need to do business was unfounded. As often as not, to get the customer’s email’s name and email address, all you have to do is ask. "
"In the past, Fortune would have published the Apple story online last Thursday, at the same time the magazine was showing up on newsstands and in mailboxes. Instead, the magazine teased the piece with a post from Fortune.com Apple blogger Philip Elmer-DeWitt on Saturday, telling print subscribers they could read the full story on Fortune’s iPad app for free. And that everyone else could either sign up for a $20 subscription–which would give them access to the app–or buy an individual iPad edition for $4.99."
Frédéric Filloux: "In recent months, we’ve seen a flurry of innovative tools for reading and sharing contents. Or, even better, for basing one’s readings on other people’s shared contents. In Web 2.5 parlance, this is called Social Reading. ... All of theses apps start with the same raw material. They collect and rearrange RSS feeds, they crawl Twitter or Facebook streams. Unfortunately, from a news publisher vantage point, all these aggregating apps kill value by removing ads from the articles they assemble for our reading pleasure."
"Today at Where 2.0 Pete Warden and I will announce the discovery that your iPhone, and your 3G iPad, is regularly recording the position of your device into a hidden file. ... All iPhones appear to log your location to a file called "consolidated.db." This contains latitude-longitude coordinates along with a timestamp. ... All iPhones appear to log your location to a file called "consolidated.db." This contains latitude-longitude coordinates along with a timestamp."
"The Financial Times wants to keep selling subscriptions for its digital news directly to readers rather than surrender control of new customers who sign up via Apple's iPad, the managing director of FT.com [Rob Grimshaw told Reuters in an interview on Monday]."
"Although native apps tailored for the device had 'some benefits,' [Aron Pihofer] said, the 'killer app' on every handset is the browser. 'There's so little you cannot do with offline storage in the browser environment that to me [the iPad] is almost not worth the investment.'"
"John Ridding, the chief executive of The FT ... said improvements in collecting and mining customer data were a big reason digital sales accounted for 24 percent of The FT’s revenue last year, a big jump from 19 percent a year earlier and a considerably higher percentage than many other publishers can claim. ... Mr. Ridding said The FT was considering joining Google’s new One Pass subscription system, which will take a commission of 10 percent and share customer data with publishers. An iPad without The FT in its digital newsstand might be a losing proposition for both parties. Yet if Apple sticks to its position, Mr. Ridding said, “it would be a shame, not just for us, but for the broader ecosystem that has developed in recent years around these devices. It requires some thought before harm is done."
"[What] are Elle, Nylon and Popular Science doing, accepting Apple's [iOS subscriptions] terms?"