The news round-up comes from the NY Times and Wall Street Journal this morning.
Ms. magazine is 40 years old. It’s was pegged to last about six months by news anchor Harry Reasoner and even the editors believed it would be around for only a few years. It’s nice to see that they proved wrong with those predictions. http://goo.gl/ALBtI
Time Inc. is selling its magazines in the Apple store. This is new for them since they’d only offered their apps to readers. What interests me most is that Time, Inc. was chafing most at the 30 percent commission it charges for magazine subscriptions bought through its App store. Apple has evolved from some of their steadfast demands, making Time, Inc. happier to sell their mags as actual magazines and not just apps. http://goo.gl/K19TU
The article in today’s WSJ (the news also made the Times) about a prominent journalist fleeing Russia after receiving death threats was similar enough to a bad thriller plot that I had to read it a few times. The head of Russia’s Investigative Committee, Alexander Bastrykin, was angry about an article that Sergei Sokolov wrote. B threatened S and, despite an apology, said an article like that would have been reason for a duel in Czarist times. http://goo.gl/k09ED http://goo.gl/oPRdf
And lastly David Pogue identifies the one point of contention with the new MacBook Pro: the price. Otherwise the new laptop is everything you could want in a machine. It (almost) makes me want to switch to using a Mac. http://goo.gl/rprbO