CMA Digital Breakfast


Apple offers long awaited boost to magazine publishers

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 »

Posted in Digital
7thJun 2011

Google changes algorithms to better promote quality content

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.

Read in full on Brand Republic >> Read more »

Posted in Digital
12thApr 2011

Google launches content payment service One Pass

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 »

Posted in Digital
17thFeb 2011

Apple launches magazine subscriptions for the iPad

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 »

Posted in Digital
15thFeb 2011

Is Google about to strike back against content farms?

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 »

Posted in Digital
15thFeb 2011

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