Friday, 20 July, 2018


Apple Buys Texture, the Digital Magazine Subscription Service

Apple Buys Texture, the Digital Magazine Subscription Service Apple Buys Texture, the Digital Magazine Subscription Service
Melba Vasquez | 12 March, 2018, 19:57

"We're excited Texture will join Apple, along with an impressive catalog of magazines from numerous world's leading publishers", said Apple's senior VP Eddy Cue. "We are committed to quality journalism from trusted sources and allowing magazines to keep producing beautifully designed and engaging stories for users".

US tech giant Apple is buying magazine aggregating service Texture from a consortium of publishers including Rogers, for an undisclosed sum. Some publications available include People, Vanity Fair, Esquire, Good Housekeeping and GQ. Download issues then enjoy them without an Internet connection. - More of what you love. Access great stories, classic recipes, and more from years past. Texture is owned by Condé Nast, Hearst, Meredith, News Corp., Rogers Communications, and Time Inc, which founded the app and Next Issue Media as an effort to monetize digital media.

Neither Apple nor Texture is disclosing the exact amount of the deal, or what Apple plans to do with Next Issue Media's talent.

Apple Buys Texture, the Digital Magazine Subscription Service

Texture's Netflix-style model of subscription service feels like a ideal fit for future integration in Apple News. Texture will continue to offer iOS, Android, Amazon Kindle Fire, and Windows 10 apps.

"I've gotten lots of email that says our Apple News is too far left and lots of emails that say Apple News is too far right".

And yet, CNN's Dylan Byers, who interviewed Cue, asked why the NRA has a presence in the App Store and on Apple TV.

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