The thing on the right is HP’s new tablet, the TouchPad, which might not matter much to you until we tell you this: Time Inc. is going to offer digital subscriptions through it on four of its major titles – Sports Illustrated, Time, People and Fortune. See – we told you it mattered. Those are some big guns. Big guns that Apple wasn’t able to secure, says Peter Kafka.
FishbowlNY told you back in January how Time Inc. and a variety of other publishing houses have been working on a tablet app store in which to sell digital subscriptions, and with this news, it appears the plan is coming closer to fruition.
Somewhere, Steve Jobs is ironing a black turtleneck and furrowing his brow.