What will be the future roles of newsstands, news agents, archives, and newsrooms?
Many corporations and companies prohibit employees from installing outside software on company computers. That prohibition has long been a problem for digital editions that require users to install a such application such Newsstand, Inc., or Zinio. Newsstand responded today with iBrowse, its version of browser-based digital editions that don’t require installing such software. “iBrowse is especially appealing for controlled circulation magazines whose readership is often based in small businesses or large corporations, including those using Apple’s Macintosh. For subscribers working in companies with rigorous IT security standards, iBrowse eliminates firewall and administrative rights issues that would otherwise inhibit downloading an […]
We agree with the favorable review by Kieren McCathy in The Register of the beta versions from The Guardian and The Observer of London. A consumer doesn’t first need to download any software. Each page of the newspaper appears on the screen in its original printed colors and format. Clicking your mouse on a story opens a popup box with an enlargement of the story. As McCathy notes, “The navigation is surprisingly easy.” Like McCathy, we’re particularly impressed that Guardian Limited on its own created the system
USA TODAY joins The New York Times as the two newspapers whose digital editions are being offered free to travelers in more than 700 American hotels, airports, and restaurants.