Zinio. The “Netflix of magazines” is pushing its ‘explore’ option to tablet users, providing them the latest premium stories from top magazines for free. The section is updated daily, and is expected to encourage more subscription sign-ups with content from titles such as Harvard Business Review, The Economist, Marie Claire, Maxim and National Geographic.
Android’s approach is rather piecemeal when it comes to centralizing its media provisions, but a well-integrated platform is also inspiring for the developer community, and is also becoming a necessary launchpad for Google’s own cross-app promotions. Pulling it all together, however, is the real deal breaker here.