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Read This: Do iPad Magazines Take Too Long to Download?

This morning I decide to try a little experiment: I opened up my iPad, clicked on the little Wired icon and purchased the magazine's latest digital issue. After I agreed to fork over $4, it began downloading. For the next phase of the experiment, I grabbed my car keys, left my apartment and drove about 12 blocks to a local magazine store in Brooklyn, where I also purchased the latest issue of...

Playboy Publishes 1985 Interview With 29-Year-Old Steve Jobs

Long before the iPad, the iPod and even the iMac, Apple was a powerful force. Take a glimpse 25 years into the past, and into the young mind of Steve Jobs, with this 1985 Playboy interview. With decades of turbulence and success still in front of him, the 29-year-old Jobs is mature beyond his years (and clearly enchanted with Dylan, beach sex, and LSD)....

'The Satellite Collection' Clips Out Google Maps, State of iPad Magazines

Here are a few of the other noteworthy things we saw today on our never-ending journey through the wild, wild Web. Jenny Odell's 'The Satellite Collection' prints are created by cutting out shapes like ships, parking lots and highways from Google Maps. [From: SpaceInvading, via: BLDGBLOG] Earlier this week, Khoi Vinh took on the current crop of digital magazines on the iPad: "They're...

The New Yorker for iPad: Finally, A Magazine Goes Digital and Stays True to Itself

Hey Condé Nast! Did someone hear our plaintive cries about your app ventures? Because we're happy to report that 'The New Yorker' iPad app, released today, resoundingly does not suck. Well, it's got some issues (of which the editors seem to be aware), but we'll save those for last. We were worried when we heard that The New Yorker was coming to iPad, because it's a medium that is simply...

Wired Declares 'The Web Is Dead,' Apps and Mobile Devices to Blame

Wired Magazine editor-in-chief Chris Anderson, like Prince, thinks the Web is dead. Unlike Prince, though, Anderson actually has some facts to back up his claim. In the cover story of the September issue of Wired, both Anderson and Michael Wolff use Internet traffic trends to support the argument that smartphone apps and e-readers have gradually begun to overtake the Web browser as our primary...

Digital Mags Don't Let You Socialize, But Is That So Wrong?

We enjoy Nick Bilton as much as the next nerd, but why does the New York Times' tech columnist think that the main failure of digital magazines is their lack of social networking capabilities? Call us old fogeys, but back around the turn of the 19th century, when we were in our ramshackle grammar school barns on the outskirts of the Dust Bowl, the magazines we read didn't come with any sharing...

Sports Illustrated iPad Edition Lands, Runs You $4.99 an Issue

Sports fans can now keep track of their favorite teams with a new iPad application. According to The New York Times, Time Inc. recently launched its official Sports Illustrated iPad app, which includes all the content found in the print magazine plus extra digital content. A new issue is available each Wednesday for $4.99 (the same price as the Wired app), and takes about four minutes to download....

Gourmet Magazine Ripped From the Grave, Revived as iPad App

Ruth Reichl, nonpareil food writer and the last editor-in-chief of Gourmet Magazine, summed up our feelings when she wrote on her Twitter account this morning, "[They are] reviving the brand, not the magazine. Pity." "They" are Condé Nast, the publishing powerhouse that shuttered Gourmet last year after a drop in revenue, and the big boss that just announced the reincarnation of the...

Ready for the iPad Magazine Revolution? It Won't Come Cheap

Maybe you remember this guy named Steve Jobs who was all like, "I've got this new device and it's magical and revolutionary." The iPad will save the print industry, Jobs told us, because all of the world's gasping magazine publishers will hop on the third-device bandwagon, and save long-form journalism and glossy celebrity gossip. You'll be able to walk around with a year's worth of magazine...

Vanity Fail: Why We Hated Condé Nast's New iPad Edition

Readers, we should've been prepared for disappointment. After expectations for the iPad had run so high that there was veritable anger from the tech world when the limitations of the device were announced, we should've known that we ought to lower the bar for Condé Nast's digital editions. The iPad version of Vanity Fair just debuted, and we spent a little hands-on time with the app, trying...

Web Blows Past Magazines in Ad Spending

The Internet, never one to hold back from kicking someone while they're down, has eclipsed magazines when it comes to ad spending. Companies in 2009 set aside more of their marketing budget for Web-based advertisements than they did for those in the glossy tomes on magazine racks. According to ZenithOptimedia, magazine ad sales took a nose dive from $23.7 billion in 2008 to $19.5 billion in...

Photographer Proposes Enhanced Magazine Covers for iPad

As the iPad inches ever closer to its official release, few people are more excited than magazine publishers, who, after years of watching their revenue evaporate under the blazing sun of the Internet, now hope to finally be able to charge users for enhanced digital content. But, as tricked-out as the e-reader magazines of the future may be, the simple significance of an enticing cover will...

12-Year-Old Kids Still Getting Racy 'Maxim' Instead of Gaming Magazine

Come on, Maxim. We tried to warn you. If you're going to surreptitiously exchange a magazine featuring a cover of cleavage for one honoring 'Super Mario,' then moms are going to notice the switch. And they're going to talk about it. After the canceled Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) sent out its final issue in January, subscribers to the magazine instead began receiving copies of the men's mag...

Wired Editor Cribs From Wikipedia in New Book

A drama has been playing out on the Web involving Wikipedia and Chris Anderson, Wired's editor-in-chief and author of the book 'Free: The Future of a Radical Price.' Anderson's book doesn't hit store shelves until July 7th, but copies have already landed on the desks of reviewers at several publications. One of them, the Virginia Quarterly Review, published an article on June 23 revealing...

Time, Sports Illustrated to Charge for (Some) Content

Print publications are hemorrhaging money while online ad revenue has cooled off. In this new environment, where consumers expect content to be provided for free, news outlets are still struggling to find a working, profitable business model that satisfies customers. Time Inc., which is owned by our parent company Time Warner, announced on Wednesday that it plans to experiment with hybrid...