Apple Buys Magazine App Texture

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Apple is buying Next Issue Media-owned digital magazine service, Texture. More notable is the connection this gives Apple to major publishers such as Conde Nast, Hearst, Meredith, and News Corp which may pay off in the future as Apple makes efforts to expand their reach.

Rarely do a few years go by without Apple buying some type of publishing or subscription platform. Zinio for Libraries has since merged with RBdigital, from the Recorded Books company, and you'll need a new app. "Texture fills out the scope of that vision with reading material", said Tech Crunch's Ingrid Lunden.

Texture is an online subscription service, similar to Netflix and Hulu, but for written content.

"We're excited Texture will join Apple, along with an impressive catalog of magazines from numerous world's leading publishers", said Apple senior vice president Eddy Cue in a press release. It's feature set was incorporated into Apple services that are still used by developers today.

Known to some as the "Netflix of magazine publishing", Texture now charges a monthly fee of $9.99 in exchange for its digital newsstand.

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Texture, a monthly subscription service that allows access to over 200 of the world's most demanded and widely read magazines for $9.99 per month, has been acquired by Apple. According to reports, Apple is not planning to integrate Texture's content into Apple News.

He didn't say exactly how Texture would be rolled into Apple News. Weird for them to announce an acquisition. It's not clear exactly what Apple - which has dabbled itself in apps that re-present newspaper and magazine content with Newstand and now the News app - plans to do with its new acquisition. "We're excited Texture will join Apple, along with an impressive catalog of magazines from numerous world's leading publishers", Cue said.

Mr. Evans rightly noted that the purchase of the so-called Netflix for news, "will be a kind of a drop in the bucket of their cash pile" and said we can expect to "see a lot more M&A activity from Apple" in the near future as it looks to spend the cash pile it is now sitting on. Apple will acquire all the company's assets and resources, including the staff.

The digital newsstand is a service that, despite offering widely demanded magazines like Rolling Stone, also displays Top Stories, giving a nice boost to underground journalism regardless of the magazine the article is displayed in and providing an alternative filter for clickbait news.

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