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Simplifying (and clarifying) the purchasing process—regardless of newsstand–and finding new ways to effectively market among the crush of new apps being launched is critical for publishers to succeed, according to speakers at MPA’s Digital E-Reading conference today. In a session called “Choosing the Right App Model for Your Band,” NYMag.com, Macworld, Consumer Reports and The Knot shared lessons from early attempts at creating paid apps. The typical approach across the industry right now is offering a paid iPad app for the magazine while developing free ancillary apps for that brand across multiple devices. Primary apps for Macworld include AppGems, which plucks appropriate magazine and Web content that works in a smartphone format. Macwold initially charged $2 for the app, which features content in small forms for phone, which allowed freedom to experiment with advertising. Macworld Daily Reader is an iPad app that bridges the gap between Web site and monthly magazine. Editors curate XML feeds for daily updates. “This is more like the magazine, in that it gets away from the ‘firehouse approach’ of the Web where we have 30 new stories each day and it uses the same typefaces and a similar layout as print,” said Jason Snell, editorial director of Mac Publishing. “The target is someone who wants more than the monthly magazine but not the fire hose of the web.” Consumer Reports offers a smartphone app called Mobile Shopper that lets users scan products in-store, offer prices online and in vicinity. In keeping with CR’s reliance on paid content, they set a high price point of $9.99. However, “We’ve been hearing from users that this isn’t going to work for something that they hold in their hand,” said Jerry Steinbrink, vice president of publishing at Consumers Union. “Dropping to $4.99 has been moderately successful.” However, the price change requires a specific marketing approach. “If we tell them in the App Store that Mobile Shopper is available for a couple days at half price, we get good response. If we just cut the price, there is no change in sales.” Steinbrink said that most CR subscribers are in their mid-60s, and want an iPad experience that is similar to the magazine, which offers a free sample for download and an upsell for the regular issue. He added that CR plans to launch data-driven app products for the enthusiast market in the near future. The Knot has been early to apps, launching its first in 2009. Its approach has centered on very community-oriented apps, allowing brides to talk among themselves. Similar apps such as PregnancyBuzz followed a similar approach, but require more management than typical apps, according to director of mobile and social media marketing Kate Ward. “It can be a difficult launch with the real-time aspect and we had to set up moderation for each app to make sure quality is up to standard,” she added. Marketing Apps: The Apple Dilemma Generating buzz around apps can be difficult with the flood of new apps being launched and the limitations Apple puts on publishers. Snell said that the Macworld Daily Rader originally was pitched as a subscription product but was rejected when Apple changed its subscription policy without informing the publisher. “Now we’re having to back into subscription pricing,” he said. However, offering an app for free does have some advantages in visibility and introducing people to the product. “Being free can be a good thing because it gets you on the app charts,” Snell said. “You can let 300,000 people try it, and then maybe they’ll buy it.” Consumer Reports does e-mail blasts and advertises its apps in its publication, while NYMag.com doe its own app-specific updates and notifications. Snell said MacWorld is considering Apple’s push technology notification. When it comes to publishers just getting started with apps, Snell acknowledged his bias but said that the iPhone is a good launching pad. “The iPhone is good for getting your feet wet. You’re talking about one development firm, one screen-to-aspect ration.”
WILMINGTON, MA — Did you the know the late State Rep. Jim Miceli’s Office is still offering constituent services?Miceli’s Chief of Staff Dave Robertson and Legislative Aid K.C. Fussell are ready, willing and able to assist Wilmington and Tewksbury residents in need.Robertson and Fussell can be reached at the State House via phone at 617-722-2305 or via email at David.Robertson@mahouse.gov and KC.Fussell@MAHouse.gov.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTATE REP RACE: Selectman Mike McCoy, Former Selectwoman Judy O’Connell, 9 Others Have Pulled Nomination PapersIn “Breaking News”STATE REP RACE UPDATE: 2 Previously Unreported Candidates Pulled Papers Friday Afternoon, Total Up To 13 (& Counting)In “Government”BREAKING NEWS: State Rep. Jim Miceli Has Passed Away (UPDATED)In “Breaking News”
Chris Monroe/CNET Over the next couple weeks we’re rolling out a redesigned News tab in Search on desktop. The refreshed design makes publisher names more prominent and organizes articles more clearly to help you find the news you need. Check it out 👇 pic.twitter.com/xa2aZfO4Qd— Google News Initiative (@GoogleNewsInit) July 11, 2019 “Over the next couple weeks we’re rolling out a redesigned News tab in Search on desktop,” it wrote. “The refreshed design makes publisher names more prominent and organizes articles more clearly to help you find the news you need.”Right now, Google’s News tab aggregates a bunch of news stories together in a list that’s basically designed to fit as many links on the screen at once. The new version will spread them out more and give you a better sense of what you’re looking at before you click, along with grouping strands of news on the same topic together. The company launched its three-year Google News Initiative in March 2018, kicking off a global partnership with news publications to help highlight the most accurate information possible, especially during breaking-news situations. First published at 4:23 a.m. PT.Updated at 4:58 a.m. PT: Adds more detail. Share your voice $999 Google,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. The Cheapskate See it Sarah Tew/CNET Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Tags Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Read Google Home Hub review Amazon Sprint Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Tags Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Boost Mobile $60 at Best Buy Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. See at Turo Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Sarah Tew/CNET Read the Rylo camera preview Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). $59 at eBay I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Share your voice See It Sarah Tew/CNET Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Rylo $155 at Google Express $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Read the AirPods review $999 Read DJI Osmo Action preview JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express 7 See at Amazon Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) $299 at Amazon Angela Lang/CNET $210 at Best Buy 5 See It Apple iPhone XS Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Turo The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Sarah Tew/CNET See It $999 $6 at Tidal Read Lenovo Smart Clock review $520 at HP Best Buy An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Internet Services DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Comments HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Comments Google’s giving its News tab a refreshed layout. Fairfax Media/Fairfax Media via Getty Images Google is updating the desktop version of its News tab to make it more obvious which outlet you’re reading and make the headline more prominent — basically making it look a lot like the search giant’s main news site. It showed off the refreshed look in a tweet Thursday. Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. $999 Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20)
The second largest public sector lender, Bank of Baroda, doesn’t see much impact on its asset quality due to the disruption in normal banking operations and subsequent cash crunch owing to the government’s demonetisation move.In an interview with CNBC-TV18, PS Jayakumar, managing director and chief executive officer of Bank of Baroda (BoB), said the bank would maintain its gross non-performing assets (NPAs) guidance of Rs 45,000-Rs 50,000 crore for this fiscal.”I think we will stay with the forecast number of being between Rs 45,000-50,000 crore of NPAs and hoping it would be somewhere in the middle of the range rather than on the higher end of the range,” Jayakumar said.Last week, the bank, while declaring its second quarter results, said that its gross and net NPAs had fallen on a quarter-on-quarter basis.The bank’s gross NPA in July-September period (Q2) of this fiscal fell to Rs 42,949.25 crore against Rs 42,991.68 crore reported during April-June period (Q1). Similarly, net NPA fell to Rs 19,341.95 crore in Q2 from Rs 20,783.77 reported in the previous quarter.The public sector bank’s slippages had also halved on a quarter-on-quarter basis.On overall credit growth for the rest part of this fiscal, Jayakumar said loan disbursement might see a near-term impact. “There could be some change, but again, it is too early to make these calls. I do not really have a pulse of how that (demonetisation) is going to play out,” he said. Jayakumar, however, added that any negative outcome on credit growth would be corrected because money supply would get restored soon.The CEO also pointed out that the bank plans to recalibrate all its ATMs for dispensing new Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes by November 24-25. About 200 of its ATMs are now able to dispense new Rs 2,000 note, he added.Meanwhile, the low-cost deposit base, which is known as current account and savings account (CASA) deposits, has grown by 14 percent for the bank due to rising cash deposits by the general public after the demonetisation of high-value currencies.State-owned Bank of Baroda posted a four-fold rise in its net profit at Rs 552.1 crore in the second quarter ending September 2016 from a net profit of Rs 124.4 crore during the same period last fiscal.Its share price has moved up by around 19 percent in the past one week to trade at Rs 173.60 on Wednesday (2:20 pm).
In a letter dated Tuesday, Carver County District Court Judge Kevin Eide denied a request from three of Prince’s heirs to reconsider the artist’s estate’s recent agreement with Tidal, which was approved by the court in May. Attorneys for heirs Sharon Nelson, Norrine Nelson and John R. Nelson submitted a heavily redacted request earlier this month that, according to a response letter from the estate, requested reconsideration of that agreement on the basis of news reports that alleged Tidal had falsified its streaming numbers.Included in the deal is a week’s exclusive streaming rights for an album of unreleased material that will be co-curated by Jay-Z and is scheduled for release next year; the agreement also settled “previously unresolved legal matters” between the estate and Tidal, which had been ongoing in the wake of the confused state of the artist’s business affairs after his death from an accidental overdose in April 2016. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety In the estate’s response, attorney Lora M. Friedemann argued that “The Nelsons fail to raise any issue that merits reconsideration,” stating, among other claims, that their request is “based on accusations about Tidal reported in one newspaper article in Norway over six weeks ago,” which claims that Tidal falsified its streaming numbers for high-profile releases including Kanye West’s “Life of Pablo” and Beyonce’s “Lemonade.” The Nelsons’ letter fails to acknowledge that Tidal has denied the allegations as ‘lies and falsehoods,’ and has stated that information ‘was stolen and manipulated.’ Unproven media reports do not constitute an ‘intervening legal development,’ or demonstrate that the Court’s Order was ‘palpably wrong in some respect.’“The Nelsons’ request is meritless and should be denied,” she concludes.The heirs’ attorney did not immediately respond to Variety’s request for comment.In 2015, Prince struck a deal with Tidal that made it, at the time, the exclusive streaming partner for his catalog. After his death, most of his Warner catalog returned to all major streaming services in February of last year, but much of it remained either unavailable or only on Tidal while the two parties worked to settle the deal. That agreement was announced last month.