Sports Illustrated

  • Sports Illustrated Unveils A New Web Design And A Fantasy Sports App

    Sports Illustrated Unveils A New Web Design And A Fantasy Sports App

    It’s been a busy few months for Time Inc. Not only has the publishing company spun out from Time Warner, it has also revamped the websites for its publications Time, Money, and Fortune. Now Sports Illustrated is launching a new website, and new products, too. I got a quick tour of the website last week, and the change struck me as a bit more dramatic than the company’s other… Read More

  • Sports Illustrated’s Peter King Aims To Create Appointment Reading With New MMQB Site

    Sports Illustrated’s Peter King Aims To Create Appointment Reading With New MMQB Site

    Sports Illustrated is launching a standalone football website, MMQB, tomorrow morning. The site’s name comes from star Sports Illustrated writer Peter King who writes a weekly column called Monday Morning Quarterback. ESPN gave one of its stars, Bill Simmons, his own site in Grantland two years ago and it’s been a big hit. King is quick to shoot down comparisons to Grantland… Read More

  • Sports Illustrated Shows Off An HTML5 Magazine

    Sports Illustrated Shows Off An HTML5 Magazine

    Today at Google I/O , Sports Illustrated editor Terry McDonell took the stage to show off a version of the magazine in HTML5. It looked pretty much like SI‘s tablet prototype he showed me last December, except it isn’t an app. It’s all in the browser, with great fonts, big photos, videos, drag-and-drop capability, search, and all the rest. Excuse the blurry snapshot above. Read More

  • While Other Bikini Apps Are Banned, iTunes Promotes Sports Illustrated's Sexy Swimsuit App

    While Other Bikini Apps Are Banned, iTunes Promotes Sports Illustrated's Sexy Swimsuit App


    Apple is getting more prudish and pulling sexy apps from iTunes. One of the new rules is no more bikini apps, unless you happen to be Sports Illustrated (or FHM or Playboy). Sports Illustrated, for instance, just released its 2010 Swimsuit app on iTunes on February 9, before the ban really started. The SI Swimsuit app is filled with pictures of bikini-clad models. If you fire up iTunes… Read More

  • Videos: Watch Me Swipe The Time Inc. Tablet

    Earlier today, I got a look at Time Inc’s new digital magazine concept. While I was there I captured some of the demo on video. Actually, Sports Illustrated editor Terry McDonnell was kind enough to shoot the video above while I played with a prototype version of the tablet mag showing an SI issue on an HP tablet computer with a touchscreen. You can see how quickly the digital… Read More

  • Time Inc's "Manhattan Project" Is A Tablet Magazine

    The magazine business is hurting just like all print publications. And even if their Websites are popular, they generate one tenth the ad revenue of the print side. Since last summer, Time Inc has been working on a “Manhattan Project” to create a digital magazine for the new breed of color tablet computers soon to come to market. (Condé Nast is also working on a similar concept). … Read More

  • "World's Sexiest App"? Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models Now Clutch Themselves On The iPhone.

    The print magazine business isn’t doing so hot right now, but Sports Illustrated might just have found a new business model: selling an iPhone app featuring models from its 2009 Swimsuit Issue. Although the Swimsuit issue came out in February, the app just hit the iTunes store today (iTunes link). Marketed as the “World’s Sexiest App” with a 17+ age rating, it… Read More

  • "World's Sexiest App"? Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models Now Clutch Themselves On The iPhone.

    The print magazine business isn’t doing so hot right now, but Sports Illustrated might just have found a new business model: selling an iPhone app featuring models from its 2009 Swimsuit Issue. Although the Swimsuit issue came out in February, the app just hit the iTunes store today (iTunes link). Marketed as the “World’s Sexiest App” with a 17+ age rating, it… Read More

  • Sony Bravia TVs to get Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition

    Owners of Bravia HDTVs are getting a slew of Internet video channels if you have the Bravia Internet Video Link, which is a ‘small module’ that attaches itself to the back of the TV and is hooked up to the Web via Ethernet. Eight new channels will be offered including content from blip.tv, Sony Pictures, CondéNet, and Sports Illustrated. The latter will offer this year’s… Read More