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Apple refreshes subscription program in app store overhaul

Posted by Esther Kezia Harding on Sep 7, 2016 11:04:11 AM

Apple have announced a host of changes to its subscription service ahead of its Keynote September 2016 event.

Although few of these seem groundbreaking, they are an indication that the company are taking a keen interest in the changes developers and users need to see in the Store.

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Topics: monetisation, News, revenue, subscriptions, app store, apple, apps, Blog, General, search ads

Do single story payments spell trouble for publishers?

Posted by Esther Kezia Harding on Mar 24, 2016 12:08:47 PM

Blendle, an article micropayment app has launched in the US this week, seeking to reinvent how readers "can discover and support the best journalism in the country".

Could this be the long-awaited "iTunes of journalism" that finally turns the broken publishing model around? Blendle and its partners certainly hope so, and they place great emphasis on making it second nature to pay for content.

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Topics: micropayment, monetisation, News, Apple News, Articles, Blendle, Blog, Comment, content, facebook, Instant Articles

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