Today in Connected Consumer

While book publishers have been quick to jump on the iPad, seeing it as leverage against Amazon’s dominance of the e-book market, their cousins in the magazine and newspaper industries are having a tougher time coming to grips with what Apple has wrought. Talks between Apple and the major publishers have apparently hit an impasse over revenue splits and access to user demographics. The New York Times is has having trouble deciding whether an iPad app is just another form of print circulation or something new altogether. The only publication that seems unconflicted about the Apple tablet is Wired, which declared last week, “This is what we’ve been waiting for for 15 years.”