Followups: Apple News and paying dollars for cents
Very Brief Thoughts and Observations on Today’s ‘Show Time’ Apple Event
by John Gruber/Daring Fireball 2019.03.25
APPLE NEWS PLUS: Are magazines still a thing? Didn’t Apple go down this same path with Newsstand back when the iPad first launched? What’s the point of doing “magazines” if the articles you see in the News app are pulled from various publications? $10/month is good, but keep in mind that you don’t get the full Wall Street Journal at that price.
On the new news bundle (after the Apple News+ announcement)
by Peter Kafka/Recode (via Twitter) 2019.03.25
The cost of Apple’s Texture acquisition
by 9to5Mac 2019.04.10
Apple will have paid $485 million when it is all said and done for Texture [including] a $100 million up-front payment to the four publishers who initially started Texture: Condé Nast, Hearst, Meredith, and Rogers Media… a guaranteed payout minimum of $145 million for the first year for those publishers. In the second and third year, Apple guarantees a total payout of $240 million.