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Apple is poised to take another swing at news subscriptions and this time it might work

5 monthes ago   |   By Macworld

Raise your hand if you remember The Daily. Back when the iPad still had a 30-pin connection port, Apple teamed up with News Corp. to bring a new type of publication to the burgeoning tablet market featuring exclusive, interactive content, rich animations, and touch-focused games. It cost a buck a week or $40 a year and was delivered to Apple's Newsstand app on the iPad each morning. It lasted less than two years. The biggest problem with The Daily was that it was too middle-of-the-road. Even after the early bugs were squashed, The Daily's content was too generic to find a dedicated...
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Apple might launch a subscription news service within the next year

Apple might launch a subscription news service within the next year

5 monthes ago   |   By Pocket-lint

Apple wants you to pay it for access to news, according to a new report. Bloomberg reported that Apple's recent acquisition of Texture, which has been called the "Netflix of magazines", was all part of a plan, in which Apple is attempting to create its own premium news service. The company wants to combine Texture's offering of 200 magazines for $9.99 a month into its existing Apple News efforts. A new Apple News app will launch within a year, as a result. Apple will offer a paid subscription to users - with a percentage of revenue going to publishers. But this isn't the first time Apple...
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