MASHABLE: Hell freezes over as Rolling Stone finally launches an iPad app
Magazine publisher Wenner Media dismissed the idea of tablet publishing two years ago. On Thursday, the group finally launched an iPad app for music magazine Rolling Stone. Although Rolling Stone has been available digitally on Zinio, Kindle and Nook in the past, the iPad launch is significant for a few of reasons. The release marks the first time a native version of Rolling Stone has been available on Newsstand. It also indicates that publisher Wenner Media has mellowed in its approach to the iPad.
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: Sundance 2013: HBO acquires U.S. TV rights to ‘Pussy Riot – A Punk Prayer’
The documentary, which revolves around the titular radical-feminist punk rocker group, premiered at Prospector Square Theatre on 18 January. Pussy Riot garnered worldwide headlines when members were imprisoned after a satirical performance in Moscow prompted celebrities like Madonna to decry their treatment. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/risky-business/sundance-2013-hbo-acquires-us-409101
THE GUARDIAN: Tesco tweets itself into more horsemeat trouble
After battling to limit the fallout from revelations that Tesco had been selling burgers containing horsemeat, the firm’s customer care team committed a small but crucial blunder when @UKTesco finished the day by tweeting: “It’s sleepy time so we’re off to hit the hay! See you at 8am for more.” The resulting storm was quick in coming.
Among those castigating the company was @UKlifeGuide, which tweeted: “Dear @UKTesco, it’s not really funny when you make the horse jokes. The joke is ON you!” http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2013/jan/18/tesco-tweets-horsemeat
CAMPAIGN LIVE UK: Client confidence up, Bellwether Report says
Marketing budgets rose by just over one per cent during the final quarter of 2012, reflecting a small increase in optimism among clients, according to the latest IPA Bellwether Report.