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In a push by both technology developers and the print industry, Google is positioning itself to compete against the magazine and newspaper apps available from Apple’s iTunes store with the possible release of the Android Newsstand product. Long languishing to almost the point of death, the periodical and print news industry got a major shot in the arm from Apple. The company sells periodical issues through its iTunes Store at 99 cents per issue for most brands. The original push by Apple gave new life to some publications, with some brands selling more online than it ever did in print. However, there has been a slow but sustained decline in the amount of downloads.
Now that the FCC has passed their rather skimpy net neutrality rules, the future looks more expensive for online companies. It’s only been a few hours since the FCC Order was passed and already reports confirming the worst fears of net neutrality proponents seem to be at play. It seems that despite rattling their drums for fairness and neutrality, Google and Verizon are already talking about possibly taking advantage of the incredibly interpretive, loophole ridden rules. Rumors have surfaced in none other than the New York Times that Google is reaching an agreement with Verizon about allowing it to charge website owners higher fees for delivering content faster to users.
It started with a New York Times article. One that featured a business that kept popping up at the top of search indexes, even though it had hundreds upon hundreds of negative reviews. Upon further investigation though, it may have been popping up on top because of all those negative reviews.
In a few short months, the iPad has become just the revolution that people suspected it might be. What the iPad offers most of all is apps. With Apple's large database of iTunes apps from the App Store, the iPad has a supply of hundreds of thousands of apps to accomplish a variety of tasks, both fun and productive. The App Store gives a rich supply of apps that allows the iPad to become the do-it-all machine that people want it to be. But what really matters is finding the Best iPad Apps