Apple announced details of their new operating system iOS 5 last night at their Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco.
Amongst the many new features and updates announced is the release of Apple's central Magazine Newsstand, which has been long awaited and brings a welcome boost to the magazine industry. Read more »
Google rolls out changes to its search algorithms that promotes premium over "farm" content. The change should provide a boost to the websites of traditional publishing houses.
Just one day after Apple launched its new content subscription system, Google introduced its Google One Pass micropayment system yesterday evening. The service enables publishers that sign up to set the terms for access to their digital content. Read more »
As has been predicted for a while now Apple has announced the launch of a subscription service to all publishers of content-based apps on the App Store. From now on publishers can offer subs for magazines, setting both the price and the length of the subscription (weekly, monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly, bi-yearly or yearly). Read more »
There has been a lot of talk recently online about the growth of so-called ‘content farms.' Epitomised by huge US company Demand Media, which recently held its IPO with a value of $1.5 billion, these are companies/sites which deliver huge amounts of content most of which is driven by key words and search terms. In other words they are specifically written to answer questions that people are searching for. Read more »