Apple and Time Inc. struck a deal, and the per-issue price fell from $4.99 overnight
Here's a window into the economics of magazine publishing.
Monday's Wall Street Journal reports that Time Inc. (TWX) and Apple (AAPL) have reached an agreement to allow subscribers of Time, Fortune and Sports Illustrated to get digital versions of their magazines on the iPad for free.
The deal breaks an impasse that dates back to high-level meetings Steve MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 2, 2011 7:28 AM ET
Fortune's final poll of Apple analysts -- professional and amateur
Here are the final estimates -- barring last-minute revisions -- along with each analyst's rank, where available, in last quarter's earnings smackdown. [UPDATED 4/18 to correct error in Sterne Agee's estimates, 4/19 with new numbers from Turley Muller, Rodman & Renshaw and BCG Partners, and 4/20 with estimates from Bernstein and Technology Insights.]
We'll find out whose numbers were closest to the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 18, 2011 7:05 AM ET
Steve Jobs' company takes top honors for the fourth year in a row
Pay no attention to that logo behind the ripped-open shirt on the cover of Fortune's current issue.
The magazine's most-admired company -- for the fourth year in a row -- is Apple (AAPL), not IBM (IBM).
"The company's blistering pace of new product releases," writes Shelley DuBois, "has continued to set the bar high for tech companies across the board."
And MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 3, 2011 10:05 AM ET
He advised both Apple and Google until a Fortune profile brought his role to light
When Bill Campbell executed a "non-sale transfer" of $7.7 million worth of Apple (AAPL) stock in Sept. 2009, we speculated that given his increasing awkward position as a close adviser to both Steve Jobs and Google (GOOG) CEO Eric Schmidt, Campbell might be reconsidering his position on Apple's board of directors.
We were wrong about that. Campbell MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 9, 2010 5:43 AM ET
There's more to the story of Jodie Fisher, Mark Hurd, and now Gloria Allred's role in the HP case, than has been reported. But it would probably take a legal action on the order of a shareholder lawsuit to find out what we don't already know
In the light of the Wall Street Journal's fine article posted Friday evening, a day after my article on the ouster of Mark Hurd from MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Nov 8, 2010 11:24 AM ET
This week's People app is free to subscribers. Time, SI and Fortune are expected to follow
There's more to the iPad issue of People that appeared on the Apple (AAPL) App Store this morning than Sandra Bullock's new joy.
This People app may also signal the end of a four-and-a-half-month impasse that put the digital dreams of every major magazine publisher on hold.
Until now, the iPad versions of People, Time, Sports Illustrated MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 19, 2010 1:33 PM ET
But like the rest of Time Inc.'s publications, it's stuck in subscription limbo
As someone who labored for nearly 30 years in the Time/Life Building -- at Time mostly, followed by a shorter stint at Fortune -- I have a vested interest in seeing the magazines that come out it survive and, if possible, prosper in the digital age.
So it's with mixed feelings that I opened the inaugural edition of Fortune MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 30, 2010 11:32 AM ET
Apple's CEO tops the magazine's list of the 50 smartest people in tech
"He is a visionary, a micromanager, and a showman who creates such anticipation around new products that their releases are veritable holidays."
So begins Jessi Hempel's assessment of Steve Jobs, Fortune Magazine's choice for the "smartest CEO in tech."
Apple's (AAPL) CEO topped the list of Fortune's "50 smartest people in tech" feature, part of the drumroll leading MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 9, 2010 7:34 AM ET
Steve Jobs' company wins the annual industry poll by the highest margin ever
It's Apple by a landslide.
For the third time running, Apple Inc. has been named the most admired company in the world in Fortune's annual ranking.
Moreover, in a poll of 4,200 executives, directors and industry analysts it was voted No. 1 by the highest margin ever.
"What makes Apple so admired?" asks Christopher Tkaczyk in Apple's write-up. "Product, product, product. MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 4, 2010 10:31 AM ET
Steve Jobs and Apple appeared in an extraordinary number of 2009's "Best of" lists
Our favorite: "There's an app for that," the Yale Book of Quotations' No. 3 quote of the 2009, right before Rep. Joe Wilson's "You lie" and after Captain Sully Sullenberger's "We're going to be in the Hudson."
Some other citations...Steve Jobs: CEO of the Decade. Fortune magazine. Steve Jobs: Best Performing CEO in the World. Harvard Business Review. Steve Jobs: Person MORE Philip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 31, 2009 7:18 AM ET
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