toggle

AAPL Stock: 112.01 ( -0.53 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Apple pulls Financial Times from App Store

updated 03:35 pm EDT, Tue August 30, 2011

FT refuses to yield on in-app subscriptions

The Financial Times' iPad and iPhone apps have vanished from the App Store, notes mocoNews. Although no official explanation has been given, the Times has been the most prominent publication to resist Apple's in-app subscription policy. While Apple insists that in-app subscription options be processed through the App Store, giving the company a 30 percent cut of revenue, the Times has complained less about splitting money than having to forsake access to subscriber data.

Magazines and newspapers typically depend on demographic data to sell advertising space. Although publishers are allowed to ask for this data in iOS apps, Apple requires that sharing it be strictly voluntary on a reader's part. The submitted information may also not be as comprehensive as some publications want.

The Financial Times may have little reason to go with a dedicated iOS app. In June it unveiled a new HTML5-based web app, capable of scaling to different devices and even saving issues for offline reading. Access requires only a regular Times subscription and an iOS web browser.




by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

MacNN Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Dell AD211 Bluetooth speaker

For all of the high-priced, over-engineered Bluetooth speakers in the electronics market, there is still room for mass-market solution ...

VisionTek 128GB USB Pocket SSD

USB flash drives dealt the death blow to both the floppy and Zip drives. While still faster than either of the old removable media, sp ...

Kodak PixPro SL10 Smart Lens Camera

Smartphone imagery still widely varies. Large Megapixel counts don't make for a good image, and the optics in some devices are lackin ...

toggle

Most Commented