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Hall of fame: Marco Arment and Instapaper

Marco Arment first gained fame from Instapaper, a web service and iOS app that lets you save web articles to read later, at your leisure, or simply archive for potential future reference. Both before Instapaper, as the back-end architect behind the social blogging platform Tumblr, and after, as the founder of The Magazine, Arment's skills as a developer, and his thoughtfulness when it comes to user experience, helped shape the modern form of text-based content on mobile.

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The Magazine switches owners from Marco Arment to Glenn Fleishman, gets all-star support team

Marco Arment's The Magazine is now Glenn Fleishman's. That's right, the former executive editor is the new owner, and he's assembled an all-star team to help him continue The Magazine's mission going forward. From the press release:

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The Magazine updated with ability to send letters to the editor, more

The Magazine, created by Marco Arment and executive edited by Glenn Fleishman, has been updated to version 1.2.2, but don't let the small increase in numbering fool you -- there are a couple of great new features contained within.

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The Magazine adds web subscriptions, full article sharing

Marco Arment's The Magazine is widely regarded as the best thing to happen to iOS' Newsstand to date, and now Arment is expanding it to take on the web as well. That includes both online subscriptions in addition to iOS, and the ability to share the full text of an article. Here's how Arment describes it on Marco.org:

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Iterate 36: Pacific Helm

Marc, Seth, and Rene talk to Louie Mantia, Brad Ellis, and Jessie Char of Pacific Helm about their backgrounds, their toolsets, how they manage projects, and designing Checkers and The Magazine. It's the funnest episode of Iterate ever!

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The Magazine made stronger, faster, better

Marco Arment's The Magazine, a new take on the traditional concept of great articles by great writers collected together and published at fixed intervals, has been updated with stronger, faster, and better architecture with version 1.2. You now get full-width images. You can collapse issues if you want to keep them around but not have them take up too much space. And a bunch of interface and bug fixes, and a new CoreData driven data engine.

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The Magazine, sub-compact publishing, and going digitally native

If Apple had created an iNewsstand store, like the iBookstore, App Store, and iTunes Store, we'd likely have gotten a more consistent, more controlled experience, rather than the mixed bag of hurt that are PNG-prints of traditional magazines by traditional entities, unwilling and unable to embrace digitally native formats. But we might not have gotten some of the truly creative, truly inspired apps that have come to Newsstand. Craig Mod takes a look at the quiet revolution that's going on in digitally native publishing right now.

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iMore show 321: Cingleton deux and solving for scale

Rene Ritchie and Guy English talk Cingleton Deux, the challenges of scaling Apple, software, and expectations, Tweetbot for Mac and the value of software, pantsing the quarterback, The Magazine, and the iPad mini and iBooks. This is the iMore show.

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The Magazine, by passionate technologists, for passionate technologists, now available in Newsstand

The Magazine is a new endeavor by Marco Arment, the creator of Instapaper and host of Build & Analyze, with no greater or lesser goal than to do an iOS Newsstand periodical the way it was meant to be done. In a market all too littered by massive, unwieldy Adobe InDesign exports, shackled with old-world sales and marketing models, The Magazine's premise comes off as almost audacious -- 4 articles every two weeks, written by passionate technologists for passionate technologists.

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