Here we can read the story of a publisher's ongoing struggle to support his organization, and keep a valuable source of information and opinion available to the public. In this story there seems to be a theme of "it's not settled yet," as we read that while apps appeared to provide a new venue for monetizing information, users have been slow to pay and distributors (the iTunes store) has taken any potential profit.
I thought you might be interested in the following story on TechnologyReview.com:
"Why Publishers Don't Like Apps"
The future of media on mobile devices isn't with applications but with the Web.
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- Dr. Gary Ackerman