When Apple unveiled the iPad, it announced deals with five major book publishers to bring content to the device. Missing was any mention of magazines or newspapers, which is something many people expected to hear about.
An article posted Monday on the Financial Times Web site may hint at the problems between periodicals publishers and Apple.
Essentially, what it comes down to is control. The Financial Times says that "ownership of subscriber information and pricing have emerged as key issues."
Apple's pricing model for book, magazine, and newspaper publishers is quite similar to what it uses for … Read more