The New York Times on Monday said it is withdrawing out of the venture with Apple News amid worries grow between information publishers and the technology companies that profit off that material.
The Times is pulling out of its arrangement with Apple since the iPhone-maker didn’t give it sufficient power — such as through discussion with subscribers — to include paying readers.
Stories read on Apple News are introduced from the program, instead of redirecting to a book’s website. For the Times, the problem was no more okay.
The transfer means that New York Times posts will no more be accessible on the Apple News program, which in April reported 125 million monthly active users.
“Center into a wholesome version between The Times and the programs is a direct route for sending those subscribers straight into our surroundings, where we control the presentation of our accounts, the connections with our subscribers as well as the character of our company principles,” Times COO Meredith Kopit Levien, chief operating officer informed workers in an email. “Our relationship with Apple News will not fit within those parameters.”
The Times’ departure from AppleNews is sold as information books are increasingly at odds with all the technology giants which try to gain off the information that others produce through their expansive delivery programs.
Earlier this month, a white paper by the News Media Alliance, which reflects the New York Post and other big papers, blasted Silicon Valley juggernaut Google as a”monopoly power” plus a”free-rider,” accusing it of leveraging the popularity of Google News to force books into unfair arrangements.
It isn’t the first time that the Times has turned its back on Apple News. It formerly declined to connect Apple News Plus — the paid grade of this service, which provides users access to a vast assortment of magazines and papers — from a desire to never get clients used to discovering its content everywhere.
The paper will keep working with Apple on podcasts and also programs, according to the report.