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Hulu for Magazines
Next Issue Media recently introduced an iPad version of its app, following an April launch for Android platforms

The app currently offers 39 magazines in two pricing tiers, described by Harry McCracken on Time magazine’s Techland blog:

“… there are two flat fees: $9.99 a month gets you all 34 available titles with less-than-weekly frequency, from All You to Wired. $14.99 a month gets you those, plus the five weeklies (Entertainment WeeklyPeopleSports IllustratedThe New Yorker and, ahem, TIME).”

The iPad launch represents a bit of a reversal, as Next Issue Media was conceived (in 2009) as a way to blunt Apple’s perceived platform dominance.

Although the tiered pricing has been the subject of some debate (how many American households spend $180 a year on magazine subscriptions?), I think it’s a secondary issue. Of greater concern: Why do I want a single app with a cross-section of magazines?

Complete article here.