Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 3rd Dec 2012 18:52 UTC
In the News News Corp. has just announced its iPad-only newspaper The Daily will be closed down. What do you know, a platform-specific publication fails in the internet era. I totally did not see this coming at all. Times are changing, people. Platform-specific is so 2007.
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dragos.pop
Member since:
2010-01-08

I don't understand the need to create an app for a newspaper. Newspapers sell content. They should define their needs and partner with others that provide the platform (iTunes, Google Play, Pulse... )

Creating your app and content for magazines is like each music artist having it's own app to listen music. Makes no sense.

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Yehppael Member since:
2012-08-01

It did make sense because they had more news sources, their app would have been basically an aggregator.

Right now, I have on my tablet, Pulse with lots of sources, including Quartz which I found to have an abnormally high common sense.

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Creating your app and content for magazines is like each music artist having it's own app to listen music. Makes no sense.

That's what many (most?) of apps in mobile appstores are, glorified single-webpage RSS readers, radio stations, e-books.

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