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Apple Is Planning To Launch a News Subscription Service (bloomberg.com) 37

An anonymous reader shares a report: Apple plans to integrate recently acquired magazine app Texture into Apple News and debut its own premium subscription offering, according to people familiar with the matter. The move is part of a broader push by the iPhone maker to generate more revenue from online content and services. The Cupertino, California company agreed last month to buy Texture, which lets users subscribe to more than 200 magazines for $9.99 a month. Apple cut about 20 Texture staff soon after, according to one of the people. The world's largest technology company is integrating Texture technology and the remaining employees into its Apple News team, which is building the premium service. An upgraded Apple News app with the subscription offering is expected to launch within the next year, and a slice of the subscription revenue will go to magazine publishers that are part of the program, the people said.

Apple Is Planning To Launch a News Subscription Service

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  • by bobbied ( 2522392 ) on Tuesday April 17, 2018 @10:06AM (#56451669)

    No thank you... I can assemble a biased news feed all on my own or just subscribe to Twitter and Facebook and get one ready made for free.

    • by Anonymous Coward

      Apple is still selling stuff that were designed back when Steve Jobs was still alive

      After Steve's passing, what new things Apple has brought to the world?

      Apple Watch? Don't make me laugh!

    • No thank you... I can assemble a biased news feed all on my own or just subscribe to Twitter and Facebook and get one ready made for free.

      Why waste your time painstakingly assembling the biased news yourself? Just watch the Fox News live stream.

      • No thank you... I can assemble a biased news feed all on my own or just subscribe to Twitter and Facebook and get one ready made for free.

        Why waste your time painstakingly assembling the biased news yourself? Just watch the Fox News live stream.

        Better yet, just listen to MSNBC, CNN or even NPR... What ever you do, DON'T EVER listen to CSPAN or look at Thomas.gov, you might die from shock being exposed to the actual facts....

  • by lazarus ( 2879 ) on Tuesday April 17, 2018 @10:09AM (#56451687) Homepage Journal

    When they rolled out their paid-for streaming service they killed off their free radio stations. I'm just wondering what is going to happen to news once they have a paid-for service.

  • by Anonymous Coward

    Today's headlines:

    • App apps app while apping other apps!
    • LUDDITE arrested for hacking appy app apps!
    • Only apps can app apps!

    Apps!

  • I wish them luck, but I try to avoid most news as it is as reporting this days is simply awful. I can't see why I would pay for the privilege of reading a shoddy product.

    It's not like you can possibly be out of touch with current events anyway, as news has infiltrated all aspects of existence.

    • This.

      When businesses and their advertisers got their filthy fucking hands on "news," journalism died.

      Look: Sensational "news" draws a crowd. Where there are eyeballs, there's money.

      We've all seen where PBS and C-Span get ribbed because their news is dry and impartial and uninteresting.

      Those two, and others like them, struggle for funding.

      Meanwhile, "news" that should be labeled as "entertainment" grabs the cash.

      Go look at nyt.com or wapo.com.

      Throughout the day, their content doesn't change much.

      That's becau

  • I'm not seeing a scenario where I'd pay $10 a month for access to magazines, be they news or otherwise.

    If we could get unbiased fact reporting, then sure, I'd be willing to pay for that service. But just collecting 200 magazines? Why?

    And why call it news? Just because there are a few magazines like Time and Forbes? But the majority of their list seems to be in the conventional magazine space like Cosmo, Better Homes and Gardens, Working Mother type of stuff.

    And if I did have some interest, maybe for sc

    • You could of at least read the title, "Apple is planning to Launch a News Subscription Service."
      Apple bought a magazine subscription App to base the technology on; they even kept some of the app's staff.

      We should probably all be astounded that it wasn't just rolled into iTunes.

  • by Zorro ( 15797 ) on Tuesday April 17, 2018 @11:04AM (#56452053)

    You are authorized to know according to company policy.

  • by Anonymous Coward

    through most libraries, you can freely read magazines already through apps like Rbdigital (formerly Vinio) and Flipster. Why would I need this?

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