Investors bet big on “freemium” business model for iPhone apps

Feb 24, 2010
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Three months ago, Freeverse founder Ian Lynch Smith Zinio. Nearly 100 magazines currently use Zinio publishing technology to distribute content on the iPhone, and eventually the iPad. “Publishers will be able to do a lot more with this page-through device.”  Maybe they can even make a living charging for digital content.  Share this

Three months ago, Freeverse founder Ian Lynch Smith Zinio. Nearly 100 magazines currently use Zinio publishing technology to distribute content on the iPhone, and eventually the iPad. “Publishers will be able to do a lot more with this page-through device.” 

Maybe they can even make a living charging for digital content. 

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Brad Spirrison

Brad Spirrison is the managing editor of appoLearning and Appolicious Inc. In this capacity, he has sampled and evaluated thousands of iOS and Android applications. He also holds an M.A. in Education and Media Ecology from New York University.

Spirrison worked in concert with appoLearning Expert and Instructional Technology Specialist Leslie Morris while curating and evaluating educational applications.

A longtime media and technology commentator and executive, Spirrison is also a regular contributor to ABC News, The Huffington Post, TechCrunch, Bloomberg West and The Christopher Gabriel Program.

Spirrison is married and lives with his wife and young son in Chicago. As his son was born just weeks before the debut of the iPad, Spirrison takes his work home with him and regularly samples and enjoys a variety of educational applications for young children.

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