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Almost three years ago Microsoft touted a mechanism for bringing magazine type content to PCs, especially Tablet PCs.  I have not heard anything about this service since.  Anybody know what happened to it?  Here’s a screen clip from one of the original articles that mentioned it […]

Almost three years ago Microsoft touted a mechanism for bringing magazine type content to PCs, especially Tablet PCs.  I have not heard anything about this service since.  Anybody know what happened to it?  Here’s a screen clip from one of the original articles that mentioned it in October 2002.

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  1. Is Zinio not adequate in some way then ?
    Seems to work well (new version)

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  2. I haven’t tried Zinio in a while. Others really like it, however.

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  3. I had Zinio for awhile, but I just never read my magazines.. too busy, sadly. it did seem adaquate, although there were minor visual design problems with it..

    -arebelspy

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  4. A new version of Zinio Reader (3.0) was just released last month that offers better performance and (reportedly) an improved file format. It works great on my Tablet PC and I much prefer reading digital magazines to the dead tree version. My only complaint is the relative paucity of titles offered. The tech category is well-served but I’d love to see more news, politics, arts, etc. titles offered.

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  5. the other problem with Zinio mags are the ads!!! ADS ADS ADS ADS ADS. Magazines seem to be 80% ads these days. I can’t stand it.

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  6. Check out EmPRINT! (http://digmo.com/emprint/). It’s a project by the Missouri School of Journalism and the Reynolds Journalism Institute to produce a newspaper especially formatted for the Tablet PC (though it can be read on any computer), where as other digital editions are simply copies of the print edition with some hyperlinks.

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