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Topic: Apple News

Comparing the five major digital magazine subscription services

07/10/2018, 03:07 pm

At Austin's SXSW festival in March, Apple announced the takeover of Texture, one of the preeminent magazine subscription services. It's hardly the only digital magazine service available though, so here's how some of the current options of Kindle Unlimited, Texture, Zinio, Magzter, and Readly stack up.

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Apple mulls subscription bundle of Apple Music, News and original video content, report says

06/27/2018, 08:06 pm

Apple is reportedly mulling a subscription bundle that incorporates the company's existing services, namely Apple Music and products sold through the News platform, with a slate of original TV shows widely rumored to be in production.

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Apple, other tech firms met with intelligence officials to prepare for midterm elections

06/26/2018, 02:06 am

Eight tech giants, including Apple, met with U.S. intelligence officials at Facebook's California headquarters last month to discuss this year's midterm elections and prepare for potential interference from Russia and other foreign governments.

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Apple News gains 2018 Midterm Elections section

06/25/2018, 07:06 am

Apple has launched a new 2018 Midterm Elections section for Apple News, dedicated to highlighting reports about the numerous governmental office battles across the United States in the months ahead of voting in November.

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Apple gears up for World Cup with Siri, News, App Store refinements

06/12/2018, 02:06 pm

The U.S. may not be in the World Cup, but Apple is jumping in with a variety of features added to help users watch and enjoy Earth's biggest sporting event.

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More Google DoubleClick ads coming to Apple News content

05/15/2018, 11:05 am

Following a brief testing period, Apple has given the green light to all publishers wanting to use Google DoubleClick ads in Apple News articles.

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Apple paying BuzzFeed to release show first on Apple News

05/04/2018, 10:05 am

A show by BuzzFeed News initially launched on Apple News was part of an exclusivity agreement between the publisher and Apple, a report claims, with Apple sharing advertising revenue in an attempt to get more high profile video content for its news-based app.

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Apple News claims first 'exclusive' with excerpt from book by Sen. John McCain

04/30/2018, 12:04 pm

Apple has posted what appears to be its first-ever "exclusive" for Apple News on iOS, an excerpt of an upcoming memoir by U.S. Senator John McCain, "The Restless Wave," written in tandem with Mark Salter.

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Apple expected to launch paid news subscription service on back of Texture magazine buy

04/17/2018, 07:04 am

As part of folding the Texture "Netflix for magazines" service into its own products, Apple appears poised to fire up a premium subscription offering integrating curated news to continue to grow services revenue.

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After Cambridge Analytica scandal, publishers see Apple News as a solid alternative to being burned by Facebook, Google

03/21/2018, 07:03 am

For years, Facebook and Google have been bleeding the publishing industry dry, appropriating the work of its reporters while replacing the ads that traditionally supported the news business with their own targeted surveillance advertising that does little to support actual journalism. It took a major scandal to wake the industry up, but it's increasing warming to Apple News and its unique model of privacy.

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'Subscribe with Google' attempts to simplify how web readers pay for news

03/20/2018, 02:03 pm

Google is launching a new initiative to make it easier for users to subscribe to their favorite news sites, without leaving the service, or engaging in a lengthy sign-up process.

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Hands on: Apple's 'Netflix of Magazines' Texture provides a wealth of content to readers

03/12/2018, 04:03 pm

Texture allows access to dozens of magazines for a monthly price of $9.99 -- and it is now in Apple's hands.

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Apple's Eddy Cue talks content, Texture, free speech, and the future in SXSW appearance

03/12/2018, 02:03 pm

Apple hasn't traditionally had a great deal of participation in the annual South by Southwest festival, but Apple's Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue sat for an on-stage interview at the event.

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Google looking to turn aspects of AMP caching technology into wider Web standard

03/09/2018, 11:03 am

Google is hoping to have technology from its Accelerated Mobile Pages -- currently used as a more open, though Google-preferred alternative to Apple News or Facebook Instant Pages -- adopted as a broader Web standard.

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Apple News generates little income for smaller publishers, curators take pitches from publishers on dedicated Slack channel

02/14/2018, 11:02 am

Apple's editorial team reportedly takes pitches from large reporting venues on a private Slack channel, and a team of about a dozen staffers decide if the story lives or dies on Apple News, and as a result, what makes money from being spotlighted on the service.

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Flipboard CEO knocks Apple News for closed ecosystem, says product is 'living in the past'

02/13/2018, 09:02 pm

Flipboard CEO Mike McCue had a few choice words for segment competitor Apple News, describing Apple's news service as "living in the past" because it does not curate media, offers no social sharing integrations and lacks other features that would set it apart in the crowded space.

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CNN blames Apple for bombarding users with repeated Apple News push notification [u]

01/30/2018, 08:01 pm

Earlier today, a number of iPhone owners were inundated by a series of repeated Apple News push notifications alerting users to CNN's follow-up on Hawaii's false ballistic missile alarm. The news organization has since issued a statement blaming Apple for the mishap.

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Apple testing Google DoubleClick ad serving in News app, report says

10/03/2017, 08:10 pm

A report this week claims Apple is allowing select publishers to insert ads from Google's DoubleClick For Publishers into News app pages, an unexpected strategy shift that could lead to better monetization options for the iOS content aggregator.

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Apple updates News Publisher with redesigned dashboard, UI tweaks

08/23/2017, 08:08 pm

Apple on Wednesday rolled out updates to its iCloud-based News Publisher, featuring a number of user interface enhancements and a completely redesigned dashboard.

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Apple News publishers get access to reader demographics, third-party ads

06/21/2017, 04:06 pm

Apple on Wednesday announced a collection of Apple News changes that directly impact publishers, including quick access to reader demographics and more advertising options, particularly support for third-party ads.

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