Speaking at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in New York on Monday, a panel moderated by David Carr of The New York Times agreed that Apple’s restrictive policies on app approvals and information sharing provide an opening in the market for competitors.
The panel discussion “Does The iPad Change Everything For News, Or Is It Still All About The Web?” featured Carr, Huffington Post CEO Eric Hippeau, Bloomberg chief content officer Norm Pearlstine and investor Ron Conway. TechCrunch reports:
Panelists pointed out that the other concern with apps for media companies is that Apple does not share customer information with partners. So the subscriber relationship is lost by the publisher and won by Apple, an untenable arrangement for most media companies: