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Topic: Apple News

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 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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Apple makes New York Magazine editor Lauren Kern 'editor in chief' at Apple News

05/25/2017, 11:05 am

Apple has reportedly recruited New York media icon Lauren Kern to serve as the first-ever "editor in chief" for Apple News, possibly hinting at greater ambitions for the app.

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UK site The Guardian drops Apple News in bid to boost ad & subscription revenues

04/21/2017, 04:04 pm

Prominent U.K. newspaper The Guardian on Friday pulled out of two major app-based initiatives, Apple News and Facebook Instant Articles, in a bid to reclaim revenue.

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Editorial: An ad-free, premium social network... from Apple

03/19/2017, 01:03 am

Apple has several elements of a social network already, with evidence pointing to plans for expansion. Here's why the company needs a strong social strategy, and how a social network from Apple could uniquely address the issues of online harassment, fake news, surveillance advertising, clickbait and viral plagiarism.

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Apple News iOS 10 update major driver of traffic to The Telegraph, users more engaged with content

03/16/2017, 04:03 pm

Apple News is proving to be a success story for venues fully invested in it, with The Telegraph seeing readers coming from the service spending more time on articles, and greater numbers of articles read per user.

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Snap poaches Apple News media manager to work on Discover section

03/14/2017, 12:03 am

Snap, formerly known as Snapchat, recently hired Donna Ogier away from Apple to work on Discover, the money making app section dedicated to news and entertainment content.

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Apple working to combat fake news in News app, Eddy Cue says

02/14/2017, 01:02 am

Apple's internet service chief Eddy Cue in an interview Monday night said the tech sector has a responsibility to protect consumers from the recent scourge of fake news, revealing Apple is working on backend solutions to the problem.

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Apple News gets extended formatting options for creators, refreshed tutorial

01/19/2017, 01:01 pm

In its ongoing effort to improve Apple News, the company has rolled out a series of changes which extends formatting options for publishers and adds a new ad size for the iPhone and iPod touch, in conjunction with a new tutorial to assist with the new features.

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After iAd's death, Apple will move Apple News ad sales to NBCUniversal -- report

11/07/2016, 01:11 pm

Apple is shunting responsibility for the ads seen on Apple News to NBCUniversal's ad sales department, and is keeping all other details of the now defunct iAd service intact for content producers, according to a recent report.

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Apple to unite internet teams under one roof at 1 Infinite Loop - report

10/06/2016, 09:10 am

Apple is planning to unite many of the teams working on its disparate internet services, relocating them to its Cupertino headquarters at 1 Infinite Loop, a report said on Thursday.

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