Our News Roundup this week covered the following topics:
- Conflicting reports on early iPhone SE sales
- Samsung’s decent preliminary Q1 financials
- Twitter’s deal for NFL rights.
Our Question of the Week is “What is Apple News like for a small publisher?” and focuses on our experience publishing to Apple News over the last several weeks. We talk through the reasons why Apple launched Apple News, the different ways publishers can get content onto Apple News, and the pros and cons of each. We also talk about how Apple needs to evolve Apple News to remain competitive against other options like Facebook Instant Articles, Google’s AMP project, and platforms like Medium.
Our third topic this week was Tesla’s Model 3 announcement and the pre-order process that accompanied it. We talk about the significance of those preorders, the convergence of cars and tech and Tesla’s role in that, and the interesting questions Tesla raises about how car design could change in a world without gasoline-powered engines. As usual, we wrap up with a Weekly Pick, this week one from Aaron.
As usual, you’ll find some links to related content as well as other ways to listen to the podcast beneath the embedded Soundcloud player below.
We invite listeners to submit questions for subsequent weeks in the comments below, on Twitter (@jandawson, @aaronmiller), or via email (jan at jackdawresearch dot com). We also have a dedicated Podcast Twitter handle at @BDPcast.
Here are some useful links relating to this week’s episode:
- News Roundup topics:
- Beyond Devices blog and podcast on Apple News (iOS 9 devices only)
- Tesla Model 3 unveiling video (on YouTube)
- Quartz article on self-driving trucks
- Aaron’s Weekly Pick this week was the National Parks of Utah, and you can read more about those on the section of the National Parks website devoted to the state of Utah.
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