Wednesday, January 27, 2010

What the iPad Could Mean for the News Business

Ken Doctor writes:

The first-generation news web has been notoriously short-form, read a snippet and run. We don't like reading long stories on a work device, like a laptop or desktop -- both with legacy to-do burdens -- or really on the smartphones. We do like to nibble, a nibbling that's produced relatively little engagement with customers online, and too few ad dollars. On a cross-country flight last week, I looked over at my two seatmates, and both were absorbed in their Kindles. (Yes, I was reading a newspaper

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