Content providers beware — Apple is putting the squeeze on publishers that use its App Store as a platform for selling their own programs. The New York Times reports:
Apple rejected Sony’s iPhone application, which would have let people buy and read e-books bought from the Sony Reader Store.
Apple told Sony that from now on, Read More
New Media vs Old Media
Digital sales dropped for every magazine that provides subscription data to the American Bureau of Circulation, reports WWD’s MemoPad.
Wired never again came close to its 100,000-sale first edition, and now appears to be leveling out around 22,000. Glamour app sales dropped 20 percent from September to October and another 20 from October to Read More
Apple to Apple
Apple announced yesterday that readers have downloaded more than 35 million e-books through its iTunes site, reports eBookNewser. The news came during a press conference that saw the unveiling of a new iPod and a new iPod Nano, both of which will use touch screen technology to encourage more e-book downloads in the future.
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ALBANY—The taxes and fees David Paterson proposed in his budget, the type he has described as a "nuisance" and "regressive," are gone.
He announced with Democratic legislative leaders that he would use federal stimulus money for health care to roll back proposed taxes on "movie tickets, haircuts, health club memberships and digital downloads."
ALBANY—The taxes and fees David Paterson proposed in his budget, the type he has described as a “nuisance” and “regressive,” are gone.
He announced with Democratic legislative leaders that he would use federal stimulus money for health care to roll back proposed taxes on “movie tickets, haircuts, health club memberships and digital downloads.”
Today, the Copyright Royalty Board—a panel of three lofty judges overseeing federal copyright law—will likely approve a request by the National Music Publisher’s Association to raise the royalty rate paid on digital music sales by 66 percent. Now iTunes will owe 15 cents per track, instead of just nine. That’s a big deal. So Read More
iTunes and Starbucks are teaming up to release the John Lennon video collection digitally, according to NME. The John Lennon Video Album is due out December 4, and features 21 videos including "Imagine," "Working Class Hero," and "Give Peace a Chance." Get a preview of the videos on Mr. Lennon’s official site. Read More