Microsoft In Talks With Magazine

Microsoft In Talks With Magazine Publishers for Providing Content to TabletPC: Microsoft is in talks with major publishing companies to make content from their publications available on its highly anticipated TabletPC. Among the companies it has talked to: Forbes, Wall Street Journal and New Yorker. The New Yorker will introduce a TabletPC prototype with content from the magazine at its annual festival in New York starting Sept. 27.

The publications involved are in the process of determining whether they will repurpose content from digital and/or print editions. Subscriptions or articles from magazines and newspapers can be downloaded from the Web for access. It has not been determined if subscribers would pay for content, but e-subscriptions, pay access to publications’ archived articles and advertising through the TabletPC could become a source of ad revenue for publishers.