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October 12, 2010

Financial Timesí iPad App Brings In £1 Million

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The Financial Timesí new iPad app has generated more than £1 ($1.59) million in advertising revenue since it was launched in May, according to the paperís deputy chief executive. reports.

quotemarksright.jpgBen Hughes, who is also the paperís global commercial director, said more than 400,000 subscribers have signed up for the app. He added that it now accounts for 10% of the paperís new digital subscriptions.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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emily | 3:36 PM | permalink

October 11, 2010

Too Many Magazine Apps Are Still Walled Gardens

GigaOM on magazine apps and how they are a throwback to the early Internet when AOL, Prodigy and Compuserve offered you content that was walled in.

quotemarksright.jpgThe app economy marks ó for now at least ó a return to the good old days when the walled-garden approach to publishing was the norm, and the Internet was just some pesky chat room for nerds.

Wiredís app provides a slick interface to the magazine, but no way of actually sharing it, or of linking it to related content somewhere else ó not even to Wiredís own website. Itís like an interactive CD-ROM from the 1990s.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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emily | 8:16 AM | permalink
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