Once upon a time, Jann Wenner started a little music magazine called Rolling Stone. When the internet arrived, he shrugged his shoulders and tossed up a half-baked website. Now, with tablets on the rise, he's downright disinterested in digital magazines.
The latest big magazine iPad app is here: Popular Mechanics. It's very possibly the best. Though for now, it's a glorified beta test.
Apple priced digital downloads lower than CDs. Amazon said a digital book should be cheaper than a paper one. But for the time being, virtual magazines will cost a pretty penny, says Fortune.
Though they could've fooled me, Barnes & Noble apparently isn't content to let ebooks and digital mags be a two-horse race between Amazon and Apple. They just made a big hire in Jonathan Shar, from Time, who's going to be running their "Digital Newsstand and Emerging Content, Barnes & Noble.com" division. Though that…
Normally the closure of two bridal magazines, a dining magazine and a mom magazine wouldn't be notable; except that this time their publisher, Conde Nast, notes that they're going to focus on digital distribution instead.