Tag Archive for ‘Vanity Fair’

Apple News Format Available for All Publishers ➝

Emily Jane Fox, reporting for Vanity Fair:

Apple News’s 40 million users are about to have a lot more articles to read. The iPhone maker announced Tuesday the launch of a new Web-based editing tool that will open its native iOS news platform to independent publishers of all sizes.

Since Apple launched the app in September, it has attracted more than 100 major publishers as partners, including this magazine’s Web site. What the new launch means is that anyone—from individual bloggers to smaller, independent news organizations—will be able to edit and deliver their stories, videos, galleries, and audio in the Apple News format, with Apple News’s reach.

I don’t plan on addopting the Apple News format for Initial Charge anytime soon. I’d rather take a “wait and see” approach. If it turns out to be a hit, I’m in, but I don’t expect that’ll be the case. At least, not with my audience.

Taylor Swift, Apple Music Crusader ➝

Vanity Fair:

After receiving criticism for a Wall Street Journal op-ed Swift wrote last summer, about Spotify’s free-streaming service, Swift says she worried “people would say, ‘Why won’t she shut up about this?’. . . My fears were that I would be looked at as someone who just whines and rants about this thing that no one else is really ranting about.”

Swift says she consulted only one person before releasing the letter on the Internet. “I read it to my mom,” she says. “She’s always going to be the one. I just said, ‘I’m really scared of this letter, but I had to write it. I might not post it, but I had to say it.’ ”

Jonathan Ive in Conversation with Graydon Carter ➝

The full interview from Vanity Fair’s New Establishment Summit.

Jony Ive on Lessons He Learned From Steve Jobs ➝

Talking on stage with Graydon Carter at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit. The one at the end about caring how others perceive you I found to be very thought provoking.

Marc Newson to Join Apple ➝

If Marc Newson is somehow involved with Apple’s announcements on Tuesday, why would anyone (especially Jony Ive) provide a statement regarding his hire before the event? Wouldn’t you rather announce him joining the team on stage or immediately following the event in order to avoid giving any clues about what could be announced on September 9?

The timing on this seems odd to me.