Financial Times

An open letter to Jim Milliot at Publishers Weekly

By libertyc
June 11, 2013 // 12 Comments

Dear Jim, When I wrote to you the other day by email with a brief note asking if Publishers Weekly might want to link to the recent news on NPR and at the Christian Science Monitor in the U.S., and in The Guardian and the Financial Times in London, about a new literary genre called [...]

Financial Journalists Weigh in on the B&N Nook

By libertyc
December 31, 2012 // 1 Comment

We aren’t normally in the business of sharing stock picks here at TeleRead. But for the past three days, one of the biggest stories on the e-reading beat has been the news that Pearson—the British educational media company that owns the Financial Times and the Penguin Group—just invested [...]

With HTML5, publishers don't need native apps, says Financial Times

By libertyc
December 4, 2012 // 1 Comment

Assuming you’re interested in the confluence of HTML5 and the monetization of digital publishing, you’ll definitely want to check out this recent Mashable article, which covers a panel that took place at the Mashable Media Summit last Friday, November 30. Thinking Outside the App, as [...]

Financial Times: Digital subscriptions have surpassed print subscriptions

By libertyc
August 2, 2012 // 0 Comments

Over at Technology Tell‘s GadgeTell site, Robert Nelson has an interesting post about the Financial Times, where “digital subscriptions have recently surpassed their print subscriptions,” as Nelson writes. The following quote comes directly from an FT report: “The FT’s results [...]

paidContent 2012:Paying the way

By Paul Biba
May 23, 2012 // 0 Comments

Moderator: Robert Andrews, Senior Editor, International, paidContent/GigaOM:   Thomas Bella, CEO,Piano Media:   sets up paywall for two countries in Europe.  When pay get premium content for all other newspapers they handle.   Created to lower the barrier to payment.  Split revenue with [...]

Financial Times expects on-line revenues to overtake print advertising in 2012

By libertyc
November 28, 2011 // 0 Comments

Yesterday, when pondering whether newspapers might eventually use free Kindles to rid themselves of print costs, I was reminded that advertising revenue is one of the major issues tying newspapers down to the print format. Which is why I found it interesting when I noticed a Reuters report that the [...]

Eschewing iPad/iPhone app doesn’t hurt Financial Times

By libertyc
November 3, 2011 // 0 Comments

From Paid Content: Digital subscriptions hit 250,000 by the end of September (up 30 percent in the last 12 months), while freely registered users grew by 40 percent, owner Pearson (NYSE: PSO) reported on Thursday. The publisher stopped offering its iPad and iPhone apps for download on August 30 [...]

The Financial Times sticks to its guns, won’t publish a “dumb” iPad app

By libertyc
June 9, 2011 // 1 Comment

The Financial Times is not backing down from its high-profile fight with Apple, even after the software maker relaxed its controversial subscription policy. On Tuesday, the FT announced its iPad app was “moving” to the open web. The HTML5-powered, download-free web app is every bit as [...]

Financial Times First Major News Publisher To Launch New Browser Based App For Tablets

By libertyc
June 7, 2011 // 0 Comments

From the press release: The Financial Times has today launched a new, faster and automatically updating app available directly through a web browser The FT is the first major news publisher to launch an app of this type, which will allow readers to access its award-winning journalism [...]

Financial Times’s paywall strategy helps it continue to thrive

By libertyc
November 29, 2010 // 1 Comment

Crain’s New York Business has a story by Matthew Flamm about how the Financial Times continues to thrive despite Rupert Murdoch’s vow to “crush” the paper with his newly-acquired Wall Street Journal. The article credits the Times’s survival with its tight focus (whereas Murdoch has [...]

Quick notes: Tablet subsidies, Inspiron Duo, Virgin Mobile MiFi

By libertyc
November 18, 2010 // 0 Comments

The Financial Times seems to think the time is now for its employees to be using tablets. PaidContent reports that the company is offering a £300 or $480 rebate to its 1,800 staff against purchase of an iPad or other tablet. Employees who already have a tablet will also receive the rebate. The [...]

The Financial Times’s paywall proves more successful than the London Times’s

By libertyc
July 28, 2010 // 5 Comments

On the Press Gazette blog, Dominic Ponsford notes an interesting fact about the Financial Times’s paywall, which has come in for relatively less press attention than the London Times’s (perhaps due to lacking the polarizing figure of Rupert Murdoch to act as a focus). Although (or perhaps [...]

Review of Financial Times iPad App

By libertyc
July 15, 2010 // 0 Comments

148Apps has a review of the iPad app. They also did a more comprehensive review of the iPhone edition here. They give the app a 5 star “Immaculate” rating. One of the main advantages of the FT application for iPad is the implementation of videos. The quality is excellent, and videos can [...]

The Financial Times looks at Murdoch’s paywall plan

By libertyc
June 2, 2010 // 0 Comments

John Gapper at The Financial Times has an interesting article about the paywalls that are going up all over, most notably at Rupert Murdoch’s properties. (Of course, the article itself is behind a paywall, so you might need to search it from Google or register an account to read it.) He notes [...]

Media in Europe not rushing to the iPad – some magazine apps spectacularly bad

By libertyc
May 24, 2010 // 0 Comments

According to the Financial Times, European media is not rushing to get out iPad apps for the release of the machine internationally this week. Publishers want to wait and see how much consumers are willing to pay for products before developing them, the paper says. This includes such popular [...]

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