Get over it, haters – apps really are the future, says Wired publisher

There has been a growing revolt in the publishing community against the idea that iPhone and iPad apps are the best route to digital dollars. The Financial Times shuttered its apps this month while a popular essay by another publisher lamented that apps were a “collective delusion” and an expensive failure.

The Web Isn't Dead; It's Just Continuing to Evolve

Wired magazine editor-in-chief Chris Anderson, author of the book “The Long Tail,” has written a provocative piece for the magazine about how the “web is dead.” But while the rise of task-specific apps is a reality, the web is far from dead — it is evolving.

Are Flashy iPad Apps What Publishers Really Need?

Adobe has launched a “digital publishing platform” that it says will allow other magazine publishers to produce flashy interactive iPad apps just like Conde Nast did with Wired magazine. But is that really what publishers need as they try to move into a multi-platform digital world?