Kevin / Strange Attractor:
iPad app pricing: A last act of insanity by delusional content companies — Looking at the iPad app rollout, you can easily separate the digital wheat from the chaff in the content industries, and you can see those who are developing digital businesses and those who are trying to protect print margins …
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: iPad will save Print Media and other modern myths
Rafat Ali / paidContent:
iPad Day One: Charts Show Big Media Mostly Playing in Free Apps, Not Paid — So day one of iPad launch almost over—though West Coast's still in full swing—no estimates on how many iPads have sold, but it is instructive to see how the charts for iPad apps are doing.
Discussion: TechCrunch, Silicon Alley Insider, TUAW and Gizmodo
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider: As Expected, No One Wants Those Expensive Newspaper iPad Apps
Michael Grothaus / TUAW: 3,266 iPad apps and counting
Jack Loftus / Gizmodo: Expensive Newspaper iPad Apps Not Selling All That Well
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Apple's iPad makes covers of Time, Newsweek — When was the last time that Time and Newsweek went with the same cover subject whose name wasn't Obama? — Clearly, such treatment would be reserved for a development so indisputably vital that it would change civilization as we know it.
Discussion: Online, Bits, Recovering Journalist, New York Post, MinOnline, MarketWatch, The Next Web and Gawker
Damon Kiesow / Online: First impression: IPad lacks its ‘killer app’
David F. Gallagher / Bits: Live Blogging the iPad's Big Day
Mark Potts / Recovering Journalist: Padding the Coverage — Let's get the disclaimers and disclosures out of the way first:
John C. Dvorak / MarketWatch: Publishing's last hope — Commentary: Old media is expecting too much from the iPad
Zee / The Next Web: Kindle for the iPad Now Available in the App Store. Puts Standard Kindle To Shame.
Ryan Tate / Gawker: Turn Your iPad Into a Futuristic News Portal
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
The Fool's Gold At The End Of The iPad Rainbow — The media has been making a huge deal about how the iPad is supposed to “save the business,” because suddenly everything will return to apps, and people pay for apps, and toss in a big dose of “Steve Jobs!” and there's some sort of magic formula …
Discussion: BuzzMachine, ScribeMedia.org, Danny O'Brien's Oblomovka, Financial Times, Kindle Review and TeleRead
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine: iPad danger: app v. web, consumer v. creator
Michael Cervieri / ScribeMedia.org: OMFG, Another iPad Story
Joseph Menn / Financial Times: Much-hyped iPad proves a strong draw
Damon Kiesow / Mobile Media:
Early iPad app downloads dominated by media offerings
Early iPad app downloads dominated by media offerings
Ryan Tate / Gawker: Convince Yourself To Buy — Or Ignore — the iPad
Om Malik / GigaOM: Why the iPad Will Change Blogging for Me
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
In Britain, a Laboratory for Newsprint's Future — PARIS — Only days after News Corp. announced plans to start charging online readers of The Times of London and its Sunday sibling, a so-called pay wall came down last week at The Southern Reporter in Selkirk, Scotland.
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Apple tried to prevent hiring of tech writer by Newsweek — Newsweek tech writer Dan Lyons was on “Reliable Sources” on Sunday morning talking about the coverage of Apple's new iPad and revealed that the company has not been happy with him for quite some time. — Here is an excerpt from the transcript:
Andrew Alexander / Washington Post:
Online readers need a chance to comment, but not to abuse — Anonymous online commenting has always been rowdy and raucous, especially when public figures are the targets. — “Excellent!” exulted a Post commenter when conservative columnist Robert Novak died in August. “Hope he suffered.”
Magazines Require Innovation, Experiments in Digital and Print — Some magazine fans may feel like their favorite publications are dissolving into fragments of their former selves: fractured content distributed throughout the web, social media, digital editions and the surviving print versions.
Discussion: Tuned In, Mashable!, Newspay, WHAT'S NEXT and SivekMedia.com
James Poniewozik / Tuned In: iRefuse: Why I Am Not Buying an iPad (Yet)
Bill Mitchell / Newspay: IPad Both a Kindle Keeper and Killer
Juan Antonio Giner / WHAT'S NEXT: OUR INNOVATIONS IN MAGAZINES ON PBS MEDIASHIFT WEBSITE
Clark Hoyt / New York Times:
Censored in Singapore — LAST month, on the same day The New York Times praised Google for standing up to censorship in China, a sister newspaper, The International Herald Tribune, apologized to Singapore's rulers and agreed to pay damages because it broke a 1994 legal agreement and referred to them in a way they did not like.
Jason Boog / GalleyCat:
Amazon Includes Disclaimer on eBooks Priced by Agency Model — As the agency model takes effect today on many eBooks, Amazon has begun labeling eBooks priced by publishers with a new disclaimer—disavowing their role in pricing and sending a clear message to customers.
Michael Hirschorn / New York Magazine:
Don't Cry for CNN — Thirty years ago, CNN, now in decline, was as revolutionary as Google. It had a pretty good run. — In the end, it's usually our principles that betray us. Former CNN chief Rick Kaplan told Ken Auletta in his 2004 biography of founder Ted Turner, “Basically, the Fox prime-time schedule is just talk radio.
Jim Kozubek / Providence Journal:
N.H. newspaper story-sharing bad journalism — PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — On Feb. 8, newspaper executives from virtually all major daily newspapers in New Hampshire entered a trial of a mutual agreement called “News Exchange.” — At the end of the trial period, news executives will have an opportunity to extend the agreement.
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: New Hampshire papers' News Exchange criticized