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Spotify Platform hits: HTML5 music apps from Last.fm, more

11/30, 12:40pm

Spotify gets official app platform

Spotify at its special event unveiled an app system for its music software. The Spotify Platform uses apps based on HTML5 and JavaScript that can build on the core music player app. Among the examples include a Last.fm discovery and scrobbling app, a Rolling Stone app for reviews, and a TuneWiki app that syncs lyrics to the tracks.

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Zinio brings 24 magazines to Android Market

05/31, 11:15pm

Rolling Stone, Road & Track,

Digital publisher Zinio has announced that it has brought 24 popular magazines to the Android Market. The digital releases span a wide range of genres and subjects, with titles such as Rolling Stone, Road & Track, ESPN The Magazine, Harvard Business Review, Men's Fitness, and Robb Report, Popular Mechanics, Outside, Motor Trend, and Home Theater, among others.

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Rolling Stone publisher calls iPad magazine rush 'insanity'

05/31, 1:40pm

Rolling Stone head Wenner cautious on iPad

Rolling Stone co-creator Jann Wenner in a discussion late Monday dismissed the idea of tablet magazines in the near term. The Wenner Media founder didn't rule out a digital transition but called the influx of tablet magazines, mostly on the iPad, "sheer insanity" driven by a reflexive action. Companies had to be ready to switch over, but they were confusing a short-term drop with a need to act immediately, he told AdAge.

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