Major Publishing Consortium Ready to Launch "Hulu for Magazines"

It's been two years since Next Issue Media was first announced but the subscription-swapping, all-you-can-read digital news-stand is set to launch tomorrow. » 4/03/12 11:00pm 4/03/12 11:00pm

The Amazon Tablet Will Be Filled With Magazines, So Many Magazines,…

Magazine publishers tripped over themselves to get on the iPad, because they thought they could sell you pretty things like this to revive their depressed print business, but then Apple was kind of a dick about it, and even though Apple took it all back, magazine publishers are still totally leery about being… » 9/26/11 3:41pm 9/26/11 3:41pm

Why Is iPad Head Girl Stalking Around New York City?

If I saw this girl walking by on the street, I'd be perplexed, too. I like it. But turns out it's all part of a viral marketing campaign by Hearst Corporation to get you to buy... Cosmo for Guys? Ugh! » 8/01/11 1:20pm 8/01/11 1:20pm

Skiff, the Giantest, Skinniest Ereader, Is Dead

Skiff looked like an ideal, if gigantic, dedicated ereader—especially as a newspaper facsimile. Dan liked it in January. News Corp. has purchased the software platform from Hearst—but not the hardware. So consider it dead, for now. [MediaMemo] » 6/14/10 9:32pm 6/14/10 9:32pm

Popular Mechanics iPad App: The Future of Magazines, All Over Again

The Great iPad Magazine isn't here yet—but it's getting closer all the time. Popular Mechanics' app, set to launch next month, already looks like the new best magazine on the iPad. » 6/01/10 9:10am 6/01/10 9:10am

Hearst Planning to Flood the iPhone App Store With Crappy, Weaselly…

Rather than provide quality content to the App Store, humungus publisher Hearst is taking a page from the now-banned Perfect Acumen playbook: charge people for other people's content. » 3/16/10 2:52pm 3/16/10 2:52pm

The Superfriends of Publishing Have a Grand Digital Plan to Save…

That "Hulu for magazines" is happening. It's impressive in its sense of scope and desperation, with Time, Hearst and Conde Nast—bitter rivals that publish more than 50 magazines altogether—coming together to save print magazines by mummifying them digitally. » 11/24/09 1:50pm 11/24/09 1:50pm

Time's "Hulu for Magazines" Idea Is So, So Doomed

Magazines are basically fucked. They know this, and figure the only way they're going to survive is if they manage to successfully navigate the transition to digital. Time's grand plan? A "Hulu for magazines." Oh boy. » 10/02/09 12:40pm 10/02/09 12:40pm

NYT: Amazon Debuting Jumbo Kindle 'As Early As This Week' (Updated)

The Kindle 2 may only be a few months old, but the New York Times reports that Amazon is set to unveil a big-screen E ink reader, designed for newspapers, magazines and textbooks. Soon! UPDATED » 5/04/09 4:15am 5/04/09 4:15am

Hearst Media Magazine Company Planning Their Very Own E-Book Reader

Global publishing giant Hearst, the name behind newspapers like the San Francisco Chronicle and magazines like Esquire and Popular Mechanics, is planning a wireless e-reader with a large screen. » 2/27/09 12:20pm 2/27/09 12:20pm