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Apple starts showcasing subscription-based iOS apps


Apple pays $467k for doing business with blacklisted app developer
Apple's picks all offer a free trial.
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As part of its efforts to highlight human curation-led discovery in the App Store, Apple is shining a light on different app-based business models and content types.

In the latest illustration of this, it is directing users to subscription-based apps offering free trials. The new section can be found in the “Apps” section of the App Store, and is titled “Try It For Free.”

T-Mobile: AT&T’s Early Upgrade Program Is ‘Calculating, Sneaky, Underhanded’



AT&T’s new early upgrade program is “calculating, sneaky, underhanded,” according to a new print ad from T-Mobile that will be published in USA Today.

AT&T Next is designed to let customers upgrade their smartphone more often — once every 12 months — and it is a direct competitor to T-Mobile’s new Jump plan. But T-Mobile has been quick to make its feelings about Next clear, accusing AT&T of trying to take more money from its customers.

Gannett To Provide Journos ‘Thousands’ of iPhone 4S Handsets and iPad 2s


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Can Apple save print journalism? That’s the question in our minds upon learning the parent company of USA Today has hoarded thousands of iPhones and iPods to provide newsrooms in January. The aim is to help journalists focus on a faster news cycle, including increased use of video to tell stories.