Magazine

  • PRSS Digital Magazine Platform Acquired By Apple

    PRSS Digital Magazine Platform Acquired By Apple

    Apple has acquired Dutch digital magazine startup Prss, a platform that makes it easy to create iPad-compatible magazines using tools that don’t require any knowledge of code. The company is essentially a magazine-focused version of iBooks Author, and the deal could mean better native publishing tools for digital periodicals. The acquisition was first reported by iCulture, a Dutch… Read More

  • Flipboard Mimics Magazines Further With A Shift To Structured Content, Revamped “Cover Stories”

    Flipboard Mimics Magazines Further With A Shift To Structured Content, Revamped “Cover Stories”

    Social magazine Flipboard is rethinking how it organizes content for readers. Today the company is taking its first steps toward making its app feel more like the traditional magazines it replaces with a revamp of its flagship feature, “Cover Stories.” As Flipboard users already know, “Cover Stories” is the section within Flipboard that highlights the best and most… Read More

  • Memloom Debuts A New Way To Tell Stories Using Photos, Video, Audio & Text

    Memloom Debuts A New Way To Tell Stories Using Photos, Video, Audio & Text

    Memloom, a new startup launching today, is looking to find a niche somewhere in between blogging and photo-printing services, like those provided by Shutterfly. The idea is to get consumers not just to share their photos, but tell their stories, through a combination of photos, videos, audio, and text. The resulting creations appear more like magazine-style articles, which can be viewed… Read More

  • Kicking Off Our Flip Off — Meet The “TechCrunch Weekly” Magazine On Flipboard

    Kicking Off Our Flip Off — Meet The “TechCrunch Weekly” Magazine On Flipboard

    Flipboard this week announced a new version of its app that allows anyone to make a “Magazine,” which is a curated collection of stories based on any topic that you can think of. The company has shared that over 100,000 magazines have been created since the feature launched. We’ve decided to put together our own magazine called “TechCrunch Weekly,” which will be… Read More

  • Pocket Rolls Out New Site Subscription Partners: Is This A Better Way Forward For Mobile Magazines?

    Pocket Rolls Out New Site Subscription Partners: Is This A Better Way Forward For Mobile Magazines?

    Pocket announced its revamped Site Subscription feature along with launch partner Matter earlier this week, and today it’s adding two new partner publications, including The New York Review of Books and the Virginia Quarterly Review (VQR). Both publications will now offer paid subscribers the ability to save articles for Pocket and access them for later reading. Read More

  • Google Takes Its Flipboard Competitor Currents Global

    Google Takes Its Flipboard Competitor Currents Global

    Last December, Google launched Currents, its attempt at challenging mobile apps like Flipboard and Zite. Since then, the company has added about 400 new publishers and over 14,000 self-published editions to its lineup . Until now, though, Currents, which runs on Android and iOS, was only available in the United States. That’s changing today, as Google is taking Currents global. Local… Read More

  • Flipboard’s Latest Brings Cover Stories To The iPad, Plus A New French Edition

    Flipboard’s Latest Brings Cover Stories To The iPad, Plus A New French Edition

    Flipboard is rolling out the first major update to its social magazine tonight since its December launch on the iPhone. The new release brings the iPhone app’s most popular feature, “Cover Stories,” to the iPad’s bigger screen. Now, iPad users will see a large, double-tiled pane on the first page of their Flipboard app. There, you’ll find a mix of stories… Read More

  • JNSQ, An Independent Style Mag For iPad, Makes Its Public Debut

    JNSQ, An Independent Style Mag For iPad, Makes Its Public Debut

    JNSQ, the first independent style magazine for the iPad, is making its public debut today. The app, created by former Beauty.com marketing manager Melissa Middleton and angel investor and stealth startup founder Fritz Lanman, features similar content as to what’s found on the online version of the company, at www.jenesequa.com, but is published monthly – like a real magazine. Read More

  • Evri Comes To iPad With New Topic-Based News Reader

    Evri Comes To iPad With New Topic-Based News Reader

    Realtime semantic startup Evri is debuting its brand-new iPad application today, where it joins the crowded “iPad news magazine” space filled with the likes of Flipboard, The Daily, Zite, Pulse, NewsMix, AOL Editions, News360 and others. To differentiate itself from the pack, Evri’s app employs a combination of social news and topical streams, allowing readers to follow… Read More

  • Taptu Receives $3.5 Million in Series B, Will Launch White Label Social News Aggregator Tapform

    Taptu Receives $3.5 Million in Series B, Will Launch White Label Social News Aggregator Tapform

    Taptu, a social media and social search company, announced today its plans to expand beyond its current lineup of mobile apps in order to include a new, white label offering called Tapform. As the name implies, Tapform is a platform for publishers, developers and hardware manufacturers interested in building their own social news aggregator. The launch will be made possible by way of… Read More

  • Personalized News Aggregation: News360 Launches Version 2.0

    Personalized News Aggregation: News360 Launches Version 2.0

    Cross-platform newsreader application News360 launched into version 2.0 today, a significant update that introduces its new personalization features. The news reader now learns from your activity on social Web services, including Facebook, Twitter, Google Reader and Evernote, in order to present you with stories that fit your interests. But unlike some of its competitors, which there are now… Read More

  • It Is Finished: The New Yorker iPad App Is The Beginning Of The End Of Print

    I’m a die-hard paper fan. I have a few shelves of books in almost every room of the house and I love taking a stack of magazines or newspapers on a plane – this is so ingrained in my psyche that I actually save magazines a few weeks before a long trip so I have something to read. But slowly, ever so slowly, this love of paper is leaving me. First I abandoned print journalism for… Read More

  • Maverick: Virgin's e-magazine headed to an iPad near you

    Virgin is looking to expand into the publishing market with a new magazine called “Maverick” that targets the upscale international audience with content on entrepreneurism, technology and travel. The kicker is that Maverick will be an electronic magazine only, first available on iPads and later available on iPhones and Android devices. Unlike other magazine ventures —… Read More

  • The sky is falling! Computer Shopper Magazine going all-digital

    Those of you that have been screaming that print is dead have another feather to put in your cap: venerable Computer Shopper Magazine will cease production of its printer version come April of this year. All future editions will be freely available online, supported by a variety of advertising and revenue streams. Computer Shopper’s plans for a free online edition are contrary to many… Read More

  • Esquire magazine e-ink cover splayed on video

    http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=1783461&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1 Right around 2 weeks ago, MAKE Magazine posted pictures documenting the tear down of Esquire magazine’s fully functional e-ink cover. If you haven’t managed to track down one of these increasingly tough to find rags (or if you… Read More

  • Esquire's upcoming 75th Anniversary e-ink cover begs to be hacked, deputy editor condones it!


    BBG’s interpretation of the upcoming cover Joel over at BBG has a great interview with deputy editor Peter Griffin from Esquire and I’m excited to see the e-ink cover for the 75th anniversary issue that hits stands this October. Griffin divulges that Ford’s advertisement for the Flex crossover SUV on the inside cover defrayed a good chunk of the cost to Hearst, so we… Read More

  • Free Full Version Magazines For iPhone Users

    Texterity.com is offering over 20 free magazines to iPhone users, all wrapped up in a glorious interface programmed specifically for the device. Each magazine is shown in its entirety and the service doesn’t require any special software or plugins to view. All this goodness is free while the digital magazine interface is in beta. No word yet on pricing after the beta period… Read More

  • Official PlayStation Magazine Canceled

    It’s time to say goodbye to Official PlayStation Magazine, though you can’t exactly say you didn’t see this coming. OPM focused on issues most gaming sites tackle (for free), and gave users a little extra with a demo disc. With the launch of the PlayStation Network (which offers game demos and videos) coming soon, there’s little to no use for the demo disc that OPM… Read More