2011 December 01

Hearst Magazines: iPad "a pretty efficient distribution for us"

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Hearst Magazines, the publisher of titles such as Cosmopolitan and Esquire, is happy with electronic distribution on tablet devices such as the iPad. According to a Reuters article yesterday, Hearst President David Carey says the company has about 400,000 electronic subscribers so far and expects to have over 1 million subscribers at some point in 2012. Tablet providers such as Apple take about 35 percent of subscription revenue, giving Hearst about 65 percent of the revenue of each subscription sold

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Daily Update for December 1, 2011

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It’s the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You’ll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what’s happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today’s Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requires Flash) or the non-Flash link below.

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Snap and send photos from your iPhone to Ceiva the networked picture frame

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Right now for about a hundred bucks, you can buy a Ceiva picture frame . This device allows you to email pictures to a physical photo frame, allowing you to connect your digital lifestyle to your loved ones. If you have parents or grandparents who don’t spend their days hunched over email and Facebook (or even if they do), the Ceiva provides a solution that brings your photos away from your computer and into the living room

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New York State probes Apple’s deal for NYC Grand Central Terminal space

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Exactly one day after the terms of Apple’s rental deal for its new Grand Central Terminal retail store became public, New York State investigators are looking into whether the Metropolitan Transit Authority gave “overly generous terms” to Apple for the space. The New York Post reports that the state comptroller is investigating the terms of Apple’s lease and other facets of the MTA’s business dealings “The article in the New York Post about the MTA’s contract with Apple in Grand Central Terminal is a cause for concern,” comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said

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