The media business has been salivating over Apple’s iPad release for years.Now, the time has come.
Here’s a roundup of recent stories media folks should read about the iPad:
- We tell you why the iPad won’t save the magazine business.
- The Atlantic also looks at the iPad’s limitations as a “Jesus tablet” for the media business.
- Although Ken Doctor thinks their pricing plan for apps is fair.
- The New York Times is releasing a free iPad app.
- So is Bloomberg.
- Hulu jumps on the app bandwagon.
- But forget about Hulu, Netflix is on there too!
- YouTube is already formatted for the iPad.
- Disney makes a bunch of iPad apps. Did you know Steve Jobs is their biggest shareholder?
- More sneak peaks of the Wall Street Journal, NPR, AP and USA Today apps at Nieman Journalism Labs.
- Mathew Ingram is underwhelmed by most media apps so far.
- But he hasn’t been able to try them on the iPad yet. Apple screwed tech blogs on early review units.
- But the New York Times’ David Carr and Brian Stelter get their hands on one and get all fanboy about it.
- Speaking of a fanboy, Carr really loves the iPad. He writes up a bunch of reasons why we should buy one.
- Time Warner gets the iPad seal of approval.
- Apple has a tally of iPad-ready sites including NYTimes, CNN, Sports Illustrated, Reuters, Vimeo, and more.
- The iPad gets a nice cameo at ABC’s Modern Family.
- Speaking of ABC, CBS is streaming free shows on the iPad.
- Analyst Ken Doctor does more maths on news apps.
- Amazon freaks about the iPad frenzy and tries to strike deals for e-book pricing.
- Self-published authors also get a shot in the iPad store.
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