Time Inc. avoids Apple, goes with HP and Google

Posted on February 13, 2011


Time Inc., which owns the large magazines Time, People and Sports Illustrated, made a competitive move in the tablet market by striking an agreement with Hewlett-Packard to sell subscriptions on HP’s TouchPad tablet. Time Inc. has also said it will sell print-digital bundles with full access for Google’s Android Market. While the TouchPad tablet isn’t due to be out until this summer, this takes a big bite out of Apple’s iPad subscription base. There has been much fallout from Apple’s decision not to allow publishers to set their own payment standards on the iPad.

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