The "Netflix of Magazines" app
Texture is a digital magazine distributor for online magazines. 📰
5 years ago
Apple buys Texture, a digital magazine subscription service
Apple said on Monday it agreed to buy Texture, an online magazine subscription service owned by publishers Condé Nast, Hearst, Meredith, Rogers Media and investment firm KKR. Apple didn't say how much it would pay for Texture, which gives users digital access to 200 magazines for one monthly fee.
Apple is buying Texture, the digital magazine distributor
Apple is getting into the magazine business - not by buying magazines, but by buying a digital magazine distributor. Apple has purchased Texture, a subscription service that lets users consume all or part of more than 200 magazines. The service works on both Apple and Android devices, and Apple says that won't change after it completes the transaction.
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I used to love magazines! Had a few subscriptions and used to read them all the time. Sadly I think the increased use of Social Media (for me) has replaced Mag reading. I do like when I'm in a waiting room or coffee shop and there is a cool magazine I can have a flick through. For me, a Magazine needs to be a physical thing and I suppose its like the rare physical book I pick up as opposed to reading via my phone. It's like a special occasion then and gives a different experience. That being said, I know that lots of people are magazine buffs and read them religiously, this could definitely be a great solution to reading on the go.
Senior UX Engineer, Google
well crafted and designed magazines are a joy to flip through indeed.
for 30 seconds until you realize your phone is more exciting again
Product Designer, dribbble.com/marettooo
When you live abroad, you can't get your usual magazines. Hope this will help!
entrepreneur, investor, and advisor.
how do you position yourself in light of Issuu?
Product Designer and Developer.
I have been using this for quite a while here in Canada as they recently rebranded. It works really well and they have lots of titles for any interest.
BlueLight, also enjoy QS and Parkour
What differentiates this from zite & flipboard?
Previously co-founded Vungle & Shyp
I don't think that flipboard is a literal representation of the magazines, right? it just has certain articles as far as I know.
Farmer, Founder, Cattle Producer
correct you are. I'm with
and so are a lot of people I know, magazines are something that I enjoy being actual physical items. Could see this being a hit with travelers though!
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