Fashion Week Observed
As sartorialists make their biannual pilgrimage from New York to London to Milan to Paris, some veteran tent-dwellers still have a pebble stuck in their Louboutins from Lincoln Center.
The glossy editor’s anxiety over being edged out of the front row, it seems, has migrated over to the media riser and down to the pit. What was once the province of professional photogs, to hear them tell it, has been overrun by iPhone and iPad wielding bloggers who wouldn’t know a bounce flash from a zoom lens. And they’re hogging up the press passes for backstage beauty shots!
Shortly after they turned off the stage lights and sopped up the champagne, a handful of disgruntled photographers reached out to The Observer to kvetch. Slights ranged from being turned away from shows, to an errant iPhone interrupting their runway image, to discovering that the insolent photo-bloggers never learned the etiquette about getting your shot and moving on.
During the first week of Newsstand–the Apple iOS 5 feature which is making marketing iPad publications much easier–News Corp.’s Daily was the top-grossing app.
“It’s intriguing that an upstart publication is beating Condé Nast titles and the New York Times,” editor Jesse Angelo told Keith Kelly yesterday.
Indeed, The Daily outsold National Read More
W magazine launched an iPad app called The Daily W today, according to a press release from the magazine.
Although it launched in conjunction with the October issue, the app is unrelated to W print editions. It is “a daily offering of exquisite ‘must sees’ and ‘must haves’ carefully curated by the editors of W,“ including exclusive Read More
The 9/11 Memorial: Past, Present and Future is an absorbing look at the World Trade Center site—including the original development of the Twin Towers, the devastating attacks that brought them down and the elaborate process behind the construction of the memorial and the accompanying museum.
It contains some 400 still photographs and hours of video clips. It will be free to the public between September 1 and September 12 (mark your calendar) and can be purchased for $9.95 thereafter.
And it will be available exclusively on the Apple iPad.
Not long after Scott Dadich was appointed executive editor of digital magazine development for all of Condé Nast, “the tops of the mastheads,” as the senior editorial staffs are called, filed into the company’s fourth-floor lecture hall for a series of meetings. Condé’s new iPad king was holding court.
This wasn’t the first time the tastemakers of 4 Times Square had met Mr. Dadich. He’d been shopping “that Wired thing” around the company since it debuted in iTunes’ App Store in May 2010 to considerable fanfare and a flurry of downloads.
But this time, Mr. Dadich faced a few more sets of crossed arms.
Rupert Murdoch’s pet project, The Daily, has some impressive aerial footage today of the devastation in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, which was obtained with an unusual tool.
The Observer was the first to report, back in November, that the staff of the iPad app was working with “a journalistic secret weapon,” the Read More
The sheets are still warm from the joint rollout of The Daily by Apple and Newscorp, but it sounds like the iPad only newspaper is already playing the field.
Peter Kafka writes this morning that The Daily will be headed to Android tablets as soon as this spring. This move was expected,”But I’m Read More
The Daily was News Corp.’s valentine to Apple, a premium tablet product that was unveiled this month by Rupert Murdoch, Jesse Angelo, and Apple’s Eddy Cue.
But when it came to the advertising that would be featured in The Daily, the logical choice for ad placement, Apple’s iAd, lost out to the New Read More
The iPad was supposed to be the walled garden where newspapers could get back to writing news and readers could get back to paying for it.
But just one day after the launch of The Daily a Tumblr has appeared, The Daily: Indexed, with links to all the paper’s free content.
As this Tumblr points Read More
Google unveiled Honeycomb today, their version of Android built specifically for tablet computers. It showed a good bit of their arsenal in the upcoming tablet war with Apple. The fact that they displayed part of it on a Macbook Pro, however, was an ironic reminder of how much catching up Google has to do. Read More