Digital news options expand
Statesman introducing new apps, bundling digital access.
In a nod to a rapidly changing news media business landscape, the Austin American-Statesman on Wednesday is unveiling a new set of digital news products and bundling all-inclusive apps and e-Edition services to print subscriptions.
The changes will also affect other newspapers in the Cox Media Group chain — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Dayton Daily News and The Palm Beach Post.
New and existing print subscribers — even those who only subscribe to the Sunday paper — will automatically have access to all digital versions of the Statesman, including smartphone and iPad apps and page-for-page online versions of the paper known as “e-Editions,” accessible on computers and other devices.
For nonsubscribers, the Statesman’s iPad app (which will be relaunched as “News for iPad”) will cost $9.99 a month to access. An all-inclusive digital-only package including all apps and e-Edi-
the conversation with our customers from (selling) ingredients to solving larger problems.”
That answer, he said, will involve finding new ways to bring together the company’s hardware products with advanced software and services.
And to help him do it, Dell has a very different senior executive team from a year ago. On stage with Dell at the Austin Convention Center were John Swainson, the president of Dell Software, who joined the company in February; Marius Haas, who became president of Dell’s enterprise systems business in September; and Suresh Vaswani, who was named to replace Steve Schuckenbrock as head of Dell Services just last week. Swainson is a longtime former IBM