Pixel Mags Releases Readr app for Android

Pixel Mags, GlobeNewswire, May 09, 2018
Commentary by Stephen Downes

I have to confess that I'm really uncomfortable with the whole idea of PixelMags. The company, which styles itself as the "the Netflix of magazines", released an Android version of its Readr app today. For publishers, the product is "distribution as a service" and publishers have to pay to be included. The Readr app gives you 20 minutes worth of reading per month; after that you pay. So it's a controlled sandbox, you have to pay to play, and play is measured by the minute. Is this the internet we want?

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