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Tag: apple newsstand app

What is a Digital Newsstand?

You won’t find a digital newsstand at the corner of a city street. The digital newsstand is the latest step in the evolution of digital content publishing. These digital distribution platforms offer an array of digital content, from newspapers and magazines to journals.

And what is a digital newsstand without free content? Some do a better job than others when it comes to sneak-peeking with freebies.

CDW’s Apple Newsstand App for Customer Magazines

Computer and electronics company CDW has launched an Apple Newsstand app for its consumer magazines, Talking New Media reports. Of CDW’s four magazines – BizTech, FedTech, StateTech, and EdTech – only BizTech (the newest title) is currently available through the app.

Twitter’s Nearby Feature Could Be a Great Audience Development Tool

Twitter recently debuted a new feature called Nearby. It lets users see what people have tweeted in their local vicinity. This functionality opens up the possibility for businesses to promote tweets to people that are around their location.

Apps Are This Week’s Digital Publishing Trend

Publishers have been creating apps but recently they’ve turned it up a notch and that’s why apps are this week’s digital publishing trend.

Bezos Keeps the Reader in Mind

Back to the basics, that’s what Jeff Bezos has in store for The Washington Post. Speaking by phone Bezo told The Post,”We’ve had three big ideas at Amazon that we’ve stuck with for 18 years, and they’re the reason we’re successful: Put the customer first. Invent. And be patient,” he said. “If you replace ‘customer’ with ‘reader,’ that approach, that point of view, can be successful at The Post, too.”

Digital Magazine Shopping: A Little Help Please

Digital magazine shopping would be much more fun, fast, and efficient with a few simple upgrades to the Apple Newsstand app

Like any good industry analyst, I love looking at numbers. More than that, I love extrapolating trends and directions from them. Here are a few recent observations and extrapolations:

Media Finder, the online version of the Oxbridge Standard Periodical Directory, currently lists more than 53,000 US periodicals including magazines, newsletters, newspapers, and a number of other specialized formats like journals and reviews.