In January of 1984, Apple announced the Macintosh. Among the many things which made the launch memorable was the fact that the brand-new computer was accompanied by a brand-new magazine, IDG's Macworld. Thanks to a deal hashed out by IDG's David Bunnell and Apple's Steve Jobs, the first issue debuted the same day that the Mac did, which means that there's never been such a thing as a Mac market that wasn't covered by Macworld.
In the most interesting historic PCWorld photo I have, from late 1982 or early 1983, Bill Gates talks about MS-DOS 2.0 with PCW staffers. From left: Microsoft’s Chris Larson, PCW’s Steve Cook, Gates, Microsoft's Tandy Trower and founding PCW editor Andrew Fluegelman.
The news isn’t shocking. In fact, it’s sort of a shock it didn’t happen several years ago. After slightly more than thirty years in print, PCWorld magazine is ceasing publication, effective with the current issue, to focus on its website and digital editions.
Some needed good news from the magazine publishing industry: As newsstand sales fell and circulation remained flat through the end of 2012, the latest data from GfK MRI's Survey of the American Consumer, which tracks print and digital magazine audiences, shows that overall readership among adults in the U.S. continued to grow between Spring 2012 and Spring 2013 while digital readership nearly doubled.
From its counterculture days to its present position on the cusp of Silicon Valley, San Francisco has nurtured a number of prestigious publications and the employees who make them run.
Zite, a free, personalized news reading app, yesterday announced a new set of publishers joining its Zite Publisher Program. Joining current partners CNN, FOX Sports, and Bleacher Report, Zite has added the Chicago Tribune, Cult of Mac, Hearst Magazines Digital Media, Entrepreneur, International Business Times, Los Angeles Times, IDG Macworld, PC world, and TechHive.
With print revenues not returning to pre-recession levels and tablets ushering in the era of mobile media consumption, publishers find themselves confronted with a bold new business paradigm. According to a recent report from eMarketer, Internet advertising in 2012 will, for the first time, surpass print ad spending.
As Apple gears up to release its most anticipated tablet yet, Android competitors are getting ready to rival the iPad 3, with Google plotting the latest aspiring iPad-killer. … Google has already measured up to Apple in its latest iPhone rival, the Nexus, but according to an Italian newspaper, Google's CEO Eric Schmidt is planning for a new tablet to knock out the iPad 3 in May.
Six senior-level executives from magazine media companies have been named to the Board of Directors of MPA - The Association of Magazine Media.
Former Thomson Reuters executive Mark Goodrich has joined PCWorld | Macworld as senior vice president/general manager, Digital Media.
Bob Carrigan, CEO of IDG Communications Worldwide, will be interviewed in a special a keynote event during the free 2010 Publishing Business Virtual Conference & Expo