Apple has become news with the launch of services like Apple News, but on March 25, the company is expected to launch a new subscription service in the form of a news and magazine subscriptions there for a fixed monthly price, customers can expect to access several publications at once.
It sounds like a good idea and one that Texture tried before Apple acquired them, but it seems that some publishers are not happy about it. Speaking to Reuters, New York Times CEO Mark Thompson has warned other publishers that they should be cautious about joining Apple's upcoming service.
Thompson said, "We tend to be quite leery of the idea of almost habituating people to find our journalism elsewhere. We are also generally concerned that our journalism is being distorted in some sort of Magimix (mixer) with alliance journalism. " He adds, " If I were an American broadcasting network I would have thought twice about giving all my libraries to Netflix. "
This is coming the nest in a previous report claiming that The Wall Street Journal could be part of Apple's subscription service, but others like The Washington Post and the New York Times will not. From a business perspective, Thompson can have a point, but we have to wait and see how the overall answer turns out.
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