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Apple's News Subscription Service a Mixed Bag for Publishers

Apple's News Subscription Service a Mixed Bag for Publishers

TALI ARBEL, AP Technology Writer
Created: March 26, 2019 10:23 AM

NEW YORK (AP) - Apple is launching what some have called a "Netflix for news" - a $10-a-month subscription service that offers access to hundreds of magazines and a handful of newspapers.

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But most major U.S. news publishers aren't participating.

Readers get access to articles from over 300 magazines, a smattering of digital sites and some newspapers. Human editors will select stories for the app, and Apple says it will protect peoples' privacy.

Many big-name magazines are on board, hoping Apple brings them new paid readers.

But Apple's large cut of revenue - reportedly a 50-50 split - and the loss of a direct relationship with readers may not be appealing to many media companies, especially those that are successfully expanding their own digital readership.

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TALI ARBEL, AP Technology Writer

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