Here There and Everywhere
The New York Times launched a new HTML5 Web App for iPad this morning. They are calling the new app, which is only available to subscribers, “experimental.” The new mobile platform is part of the “NYT Everywhere” strategy.
“We are using this as a way to give exisiting subscribers a widow into our journalism,” said Alexandra Hardiman, director of mobile products at NYTimes.com.
While we were holding our breath for HBO’s dark and gritty adaptation of Angry Birds (starring James Gandolfini as Head Pig, Lauren Ambrose as Yellow Bird, and Paz de la Huerta as an egg), CBS was busy acquiring Zynga’s breakout app Draw Something for a new game show. You can even audition on the network’s website!
New Age/New Media guru Arianna Huffington’s love of sleep is well documented. There’s the “sleep your way to the top—literally” TED talk, the sleep challenge and the famous AOL nap rooms. That story that she hides her three BlackBerrys in the bathroom while she sleeps is inextricable from her personal mythology.
Seeking love on the run via gay hookup app Grindr or its sibling Blendr? Your private information is in danger. On Friday the Sydney Morning Herald reported there are major security flaws in both apps and they’ve already been exploited by at least one hacker.
Fox News was the first broadcasting network to rollout the breaking news ticker on 9/11, so it’s not exactly surprising that News Corporation is ahead of the game again. Following The Wall Street Journal’s launch of WSJ Social on Sept. 20, more news organizations will unveil similar ‘Facebook editions’ at Read More
The New Yorker launched an iPhone app today that enhances the magazine’s Goings On About Town (GOAT) listings with digital doodads like maps, GPS, links to buy tickets and contact venues, the option to filter by date, filter by location filters, and clip-and-save favorites, editor Ben Greenman announced today.
It also includes original text and audio from marquis New Yorker names like Alex Ross, Susan Orlean, Roz Chast, Peter Schjeldahl, Paul Goldberger, Calvin Trillin and Patricia Marx. The announcement suggests the New Yorker has found a way to offer a digital point of entry to the magazine without diluting the brand or sacrificing their subscription revenue.
Finding and drinking beer has never been much of a chore, but The Observer certainly welcomes and applauds any and all efforts to make the process easier. With that in mind, we point to What’s on Tap?, a mobile app that allows users to locate nearby craft beers, find beer-related events and more.
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It’s long been established that, despite constituting a majority of the population, female humans are much more difficult to locate than their male counterparts. Even in today’s social media-addled urban environments, a person can go minutes or even hours without encountering a woman. Rarer still are masses of women congregated in one specific location, let Read More
Bre Pettis predicted that the internet would go down in 2011, and since his predication recently came true in Eygpt, Pettis thinks it’s time to start planning for a similar event stateside.
“How would you contact the ones you love if the cell/internet networks went down? How would you get the news out to the Read More
Print to Pixels
The relationship between Apple and major magazine publishers ended the year on a sour note. Sales of magazine apps on the iPad, initially promising, had fallen off at a dismal rate.
This morning the Wall Street Journal highlighted Google’s efforts to build a digital newstand which would carry high end magazine apps on Read More