January 26, 2010 7:01 AM PST

With Apple tablet, print media hope for payday

Apple is expected to market its tablet computer not just as a way to read news and books, but also as a way for companies to charge for content.
(From The New York Times)

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just like with the introduction of the iPhone, companies will hold out for a while . Then when and if the Apple tablet becomes the next big thing they will come running to jump on the band wagon. They think Apple needs them but they really need Apple. Only time will tell but with Apple's already proven track record for great innovation it will only be a matter of time before they realize they missed the boat.
Posted by uptown187 (125 comments )
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Old media - Print, music and broadcast - are stubbornly sticking by their old business models that were constructed in the 1920's, and forget that they are as much at the mercy of the tides of fortune as any other company - especially when they fail to innovate properly and provide their consumers what they want.

In the case of newspapers, such as the vaunted NY Times, they try to be a major national paper, when in fact you can get most of the same material from other news feeds on the web. They need to look inward to report the vital stories of their own city to attract more readers and advertisers, and not outward to try and scrape up more subscriptions in Ohio or Maine.
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I do think the New York Times will survive for one reason: the paper is among the most read and analyzed papers _outside_ the USA. Yes, the Times has to deal with the expensive transition away from "dead tree" distribution, but the fact they are working with Apple on developing a version of the Times that works with Apple's tablet computer means that they are well-aware of staying relevant in the digital age.
Posted by SactoGuy018 (1360 comments )
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What is your source of information for the statement "Jobs, the chief executive, made Apple the most important distributor of music by imposing its own will on the music labels, bullying them into accepting Apple's pricing and other terms." Apple and the record labels negotiated terms and conditions for music on iTunes. At the time, the record labels had the position of power, not Apple. Apple provided a vehicle for legal purchase of music that consumers accepted, the record labels could not find a way to do that on their own. In fact, it is the record labels that have a history of bullying their customers. It looks like you are just repeating propaganda of the record labels rather than facts.
Posted by oceanographer (26 comments )
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Thank You, you made a far more realistic and accurate statement. The writer uses the word "bullying" when the truth is that Steve Jobs and his team was convincing others to accept the terms proposed.
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