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Apple demands subscription revenue from publishers

Apple describes the subscription option it just launched for iPhone and iPad applications as a convenience to customers. That it may be. But to any company looking to do business through an app for Apple's mobile devices, it's more like a form of financial hijacking. The Cupertino, Calif., company's press...

By Rob Pegoraro  | February 15, 2011; 3:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  Apple, E-books, Shopping, The business we have chosen  
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Verizon stops taking iPhone pre-orders after setting unspecified 'record'

Verizon stopped taking pre-orders for its version of the iPhone 4 at 8:10 last night--and it clocked so many that it hasn't finished counting them. That's one way to read this morning's press release, in which the carrier uses a variety of phrases--"record sales," "the most successful first day sales...

By Rob Pegoraro  | February 4, 2011; 9:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Mobile, Telecom, The business we have chosen  
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News Corp. launches its tablet-only The Daily app for the iPad

News Corp.'s new, iPad-only The Daily is the most ambitious attempt yet by a traditional media firm to merge the subscription-plus-advertising business model of a print publication with the multimedia and interactivity of the Web.

By Rob Pegoraro  | February 2, 2011; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Apple, Tablets, The business we have chosen  
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A first read of Ongo: ad-free news for a price

You can now pay to read my column without any ads attached--but the Post won't be sending you the bill. Instead, a new, Post-backed site called Ongo hopes to charge users $6.99 a month for ad-free access to this paper's stories and those of USA Today, plus "picks" from the...

By Rob Pegoraro  | January 25, 2011; 9:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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What we do and don't need to know about Steve Jobs's medical leave

Steve Jobs is sick again, can't do his job and needs to have his deputy fill in. That's all we know for sure from the brief statement by Jobs that Apple posted to its Web site this morning under the bland title ""Apple Media Advisory." In it, Jobs writes that...

By Rob Pegoraro  | January 17, 2011; 4:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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Grading my Verizon iPhone predictions

An e-mail with the subject header "Apology?" arrived 13 minutes before the start of Verizon's iPhone event Tuesday. It asked a a simple question: Would you like to apologize for telling people they are crazy for waiting for the Verizon iPhone this past summer and fall? :) That's a perfectly...

By Rob Pegoraro  | January 13, 2011; 11:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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Facebook status update: We're worth $50 billion!, Rob Pegoraro , January 3, 2011
Google buying Groupon? Says who? (updated), Rob Pegoraro , November 29, 2010
Facebook, Google privacy 'breaches' that aren't , Rob Pegoraro , November 11, 2010
CEA launches 'Tech Enthusiast' membership , Rob Pegoraro , November 10, 2010
More thoughts on junking Java, Rob Pegoraro , October 21, 2010
Steve Jobs, tech pundit (annotated version), Rob Pegoraro , October 19, 2010
Things I know about the 'Verizon iPhone' story, Rob Pegoraro , October 7, 2010
Twitter shares some numbers, Rob Pegoraro , September 3, 2010
Big ambitions for the small screen from Apple?, Rob Pegoraro , September 1, 2010
The net-neutrality debate continues, Rob Pegoraro , August 27, 2010
No, Wired, the Web is not 'dead', Rob Pegoraro , August 18, 2010
Some time off after a 1.0 release, Rob Pegoraro , July 26, 2010
Stop fondling your phone on camera, Rob Pegoraro , July 20, 2010
New blog feature: PostPoints tips, Rob Pegoraro , July 12, 2010
No, not another 'Verizon iPhone' story!, Rob Pegoraro , June 29, 2010
Messy math about Microsoft and the iPhone 4, Rob Pegoraro , June 28, 2010
Lessons from AOL as it turns 25, Rob Pegoraro , May 24, 2010
Another twist in the lost-iPhone saga , Rob Pegoraro , April 26, 2010
No dearth of Earth Day tech tips, Rob Pegoraro , April 22, 2010
Apple to reveal 'latest creation' Jan. 27, Rob Pegoraro , January 19, 2010
CES follow-up: How a few reporting tools fared, Rob Pegoraro , January 12, 2010
Full disclosure: My investments and interests, Rob Pegoraro , December 31, 2009
A tech top 10 for the 2000s, Rob Pegoraro , December 14, 2009
Will News Corp. shut out Google for a Bing bribe?, Rob Pegoraro , November 24, 2009
Wanted: Guidance for a gadget guide, Rob Pegoraro , November 4, 2009
A second look at Apple's Snow Leopard, Rob Pegoraro , November 2, 2009
One Last Look at My Windows Vista Review, Rob Pegoraro , October 14, 2009
Why Reporters Should Twitter (A Little Shop Talk), Rob Pegoraro , September 28, 2009
Ten Years Of Tech Columns, Rob Pegoraro , September 16, 2009
How Reviews Happen, Rob Pegoraro , September 8, 2009
Google Announces "Chrome" Operating System, Rob Pegoraro , July 8, 2009
Google Gets Into the Public-Profile Business, Rob Pegoraro , April 23, 2009
Facebook Users Voting On New Terms of Service , Rob Pegoraro , April 22, 2009
Who Are You Calling a Software Pirate?, Rob Pegoraro , April 14, 2009
Who's Behind That Web Site? Ask Whois, Rob Pegoraro , April 13, 2009
The Associated Press Is Angry At The Web, Rob Pegoraro , April 8, 2009
Tax Prep Software Must Die, Rob Pegoraro , March 12, 2009
Debugging the Digital-TV Transition, Rob Pegoraro , March 5, 2009
Help File Help: Decoding License Agreements, Rob Pegoraro , February 27, 2009
Gadget Scorecard: How I Covered Macworld And CES, Rob Pegoraro , January 13, 2009
Tech-Related Resolutions for 2009, Rob Pegoraro , January 2, 2009
Present Unwrapping Open Thread, Rob Pegoraro , December 24, 2008
Speedy Shipping For Holiday Shopping?, Rob Pegoraro , December 19, 2008
It's The End of the Macworld As We Know It, Rob Pegoraro , December 17, 2008
Now Accepting CES Coverage Requests, Rob Pegoraro , December 8, 2008
"Cyber Monday" Open Thread, Rob Pegoraro , December 1, 2008
Thanksgiving Tech-Support Recipes, Rob Pegoraro , November 24, 2008
What's Happening, CC? Circuit City Goes Chapter 11, Rob Pegoraro , November 10, 2008
Memento 2.0: How Do Your Memories Live Online?, Rob Pegoraro , November 7, 2008
Grade Your Voting Interface, Rob Pegoraro , November 4, 2008
Obama v. McCain: New Tech Policy Scorecards, Rob Pegoraro , November 3, 2008
A Newspaper Loses the Paper, Rob Pegoraro , October 29, 2008
Full Disclosure, Rob Pegoraro , October 24, 2008
Starting Tomorrow: No Login, No Comment, Rob Pegoraro , October 22, 2008
Computing For Cheapskates, Telecom For Tightwads, Rob Pegoraro , October 2, 2008
Goodbye, Olsson's; Sorry I Helped Kill You, Rob Pegoraro , October 1, 2008
Re-Computing Your Presidential Choices, Rob Pegoraro , September 26, 2008
How To E-Mail Me, Rob Pegoraro , September 2, 2008
Timing Is Something: PR and Tech Reviews, Rob Pegoraro , August 22, 2008
How I Test Laptops, Rob Pegoraro , August 11, 2008
Heading Into the Shop, Rob Pegoraro , August 5, 2008
Friday Follow-Ups: AVG, MSN, Helio, Etc., Rob Pegoraro , June 27, 2008
The Ethics of Ad Blocking, Rob Pegoraro , June 25, 2008
Mid-May Miscellaneous Updates, Rob Pegoraro , May 16, 2008
Returning To Sender: A Cable Conundrum, Rob Pegoraro , May 2, 2008
New Tech-Support Resource: Reviewer's Guides?, Rob Pegoraro , April 18, 2008
The Tax Filing Frenzy, Rob Pegoraro , April 16, 2008
Computing Your Presidential Choices, Rob Pegoraro , February 11, 2008
First Blogiversary, Rob Pegoraro , January 31, 2008
A Tech Travelogue, Rob Pegoraro , January 18, 2008
Walking Through the Convention Center, Rob Pegoraro , January 9, 2008
CES Game Plan, Rob Pegoraro , January 4, 2008
Make Any Tech Resolutions?, Rob Pegoraro , January 2, 2008
My Year In Review, And Yours, Rob Pegoraro , December 27, 2007
Unboxing Day, Rob Pegoraro , December 26, 2007
Following Up: a PayPal Payoff, an Evite Error, Rob Pegoraro , December 18, 2007
Has Your Shipment Come In?, Rob Pegoraro , December 11, 2007
Dealing For Dollars, Rob Pegoraro , November 29, 2007
Turkey-Day Tech Shopping Tips, Rob Pegoraro , November 22, 2007
Paper Versus Pixels, Rob Pegoraro , November 5, 2007
'Tis the Season For Gift-Guide Pitches, Rob Pegoraro , October 19, 2007
Digital Life: They'll Let Anybody In Here, Rob Pegoraro , September 28, 2007
A Day (Two, Actually) In a Digital Life, Rob Pegoraro , September 27, 2007
Internet Explorer 6 Support Ends Here, Rob Pegoraro , September 21, 2007
Tech-PR Trinkets, Rob Pegoraro , September 14, 2007
A No-Paper Newspaper, Rob Pegoraro , September 12, 2007
"URL" Considered Harmful, Rob Pegoraro , September 11, 2007
Computing Vocabulary: Those USB Flash Things, Rob Pegoraro , September 7, 2007
No Sneak Previews Of My Reviews, Rob Pegoraro , August 21, 2007
Tech Support Soundtracks, Rob Pegoraro , August 8, 2007
Happy SysAdminDay!, Rob Pegoraro , July 27, 2007
Do You Check Your Skepticism At Your Inbox?, Rob Pegoraro , July 20, 2007
Second Acts For Past Pests?, Rob Pegoraro , July 10, 2007
A Few Things I Don't Know, Rob Pegoraro , June 19, 2007
FedEx House Arrest, Rob Pegoraro , May 25, 2007
News Flash: Tech Support Still Stinks, Rob Pegoraro , May 21, 2007
Dell's History at Home in D.C., Rob Pegoraro , May 9, 2007
Patent Progress, Rob Pegoraro , May 3, 2007
R.I.P., Jack Valenti, Rob Pegoraro , April 27, 2007
Michael Dell, Linux User, Rob Pegoraro , April 20, 2007
Podcast, Take Two, Rob Pegoraro , April 5, 2007
Haven't Had Enough Of Me? Listen Up..., Rob Pegoraro , March 29, 2007
Fishing For News At FOSE, Rob Pegoraro , March 22, 2007
Battling Spam and Spyware, Rob Pegoraro , March 12, 2007
Buggy Justice in Connecticut, Rob Pegoraro , March 2, 2007
Dasvedanya, CompUSSR, Rob Pegoraro , March 1, 2007
Reminder: Microsoft Is Not Evil, Rob Pegoraro , February 26, 2007
More Patent Pain, Rob Pegoraro , February 23, 2007
2007: A Rebate Odyssey, Rob Pegoraro , February 21, 2007
Cleaning Up Our (Computing) Language, Rob Pegoraro , February 17, 2007
Quicken, Quickly Retired, Rob Pegoraro , February 15, 2007
 
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