Hands-On: The Economist iPad App

The Economist today released an iOS edition of its magazine. The app is free, but in order to access actual issues you’ll need to either subscribe or purchase issues for $5.99 each. I ran the iPad app through its paces to see how it stacks up.

Hal Varian Is Right: Newspapers Need to Engage

Google’s chief economist Hal Varian told the Federal Trade Commission in a presentation on the future of journalism that newspapers have been in decline since before the Internet, and that one of the ways they can improve their web operations is to engage more with readers.