With the advent of tablets and e-readers, the traditional market for magazines might seem to be on the decline. Two men thought otherwise and have created Magzter, a platform for increasing readership and sales — and have met with amazing success.
PUBLICATION : contently.com
Date: 10th April 2013
Magzter's Quick Rise, Slim-Fast's Fine Line, Reputation Management
Magzter Is a Digital Magazines Giant that Has Come from Nowhere (Pandodaily)
Based in Asia, this cloud-based, cross-platform app has already attracted 7 million users- and is now adding 1 million new users per month..
Magzter is a digital magazines giant that has come from nowhere (well, okay, Asia) to sign Hearst and Newsweek
Okay, you probably know of Apple's iOS Newsstand, and you might have heard that Google is planning to launch its own newsstand for Android – but have you heard of Magzter?
It's a cloud-based, cross-platform magazine platform that launched in 2011 and has 7 million users, a number that's now growing at a rate of 1 million per month. Its reach is largest in Asia and extends into even China and the Middle East, but it also claims 2 million users in the US. It hosts more than 1,5000 magazines from 600 publishers on its platform, and now it is coming at the US with a vengeance.
Hearst is allowing all 21 of its magazines to be sold via the Magzter digital newsstand, becoming the first of the big US publishing houses to affiliate with the company that has largely been working in Europe and Asia.
PUBLICATION : prweb.com
Date: 3rd April 2013
General Aviation Security Magazine Goes Global
General Aviation Security, the world's only magazine to focus on the unique security and safety issues for the general aviation community, is now distributed by Magzter and available in multiple electronic formats.
Hearst Inks New Deal with Digital Newsstand Magzter
Magzter is an upstart digital magazine company that is looking to give Zinio and Next Issue a run for their money. In the last few weeks, the company has signed on a number of publications, such as Maxim and Newsweek. Today, Magzter has announced that Hearst has signed on and will contribute all of its U.S. titles, and some of its international ones, onto the platform.
Magzter, one of a burgeoning sector of digital magazine newsstands, has been courting the North American market, recently signing Maxim and Newsweek. The company just landed another big fish in Hearst, which has put all of its U.S. titles, and some of its international ones, onto the platform.
Digital Sun Runner Now Available Worldwide for Tablets & Smart Phones!
The Sun Runner Magazine will now be available to enjoy on iPads, iPhones, Androids, and other tablets and smart phones starting with our 2013 Desert Treasures Issue. The Sun Runner is available internationally for single issue downloads and subscriptions through Magzter, the Digital Magazine Store.
The arrival of Magzter and Amazon is going to change books in this country. Right now, the book business is having a tough time. Except me. I am selling more books than ever before and all over the world. I've got a theory on that. I think in this flux, the public wants to stay with people they feel safe with, so it is the young authors who are suffering. I can't handle these endless books about women meeting men and getting married, the erotica rubbish and vampire stories. It's like the end of the world for good writing.
SIGNS of middle age were obvious at a recent gathering of Nasscom, the club for India's giant IT industry, which now has sales of $100 billion and is dominated by outsourcing firms. The venue was a hotel in Mumbai, a five-star fortress of foyers and finger food. The guests of honour were politicians. Grey-haired, well-fed executives sat and talked in jargon. It was hard to spot anyone close to India's median age of 26. Things have come a long way since 1981 when Infosys, a bellwether Indian IT firm, was founded in a flat by seven hungry engineers with $250.
PUBLICATION : Good e-reader.com
Date: 5th March 2013
Magzter, the Future Zinio of Digital Magazine Publishing?
Magzter is the culmination of the joint efforts of Indian tech entrepreneurs Girish Ramdas and Vijay Radhakrishnan, and while it may be a relatively a new kid on the world digital publishing block, it is already aiming for the sky. The company is setting its sights on being the world's biggest digital magazine store catering to the booming tablet market, but has also dropped hints about getting into the ebook business at a later stage.
Forbes Africa magazine publishes it latest edition with its first ever digital issue, enabling readers to enjoy the digital magazine on the go. The app went live on Friday, 1 March and is available on Windows 8, Android and iOS platforms in association with Magzter.
Speaking on the occasion, Sid Wahi, project director of Forbes Africa said, This development is in line with our long-term strategy in making our content ubiquitous and available globally.
Magzter – A Great Way To Read Magazines On Your Tablet [iPad]
One of the cool things that you can do on an iPad is read magazines. When the slate was first announced, it was touted as one of the main selling points, but it’s a feature that seems to have flown under the radar for the most part. Sure, Apple launched Newsstand, but most articles written on it are simply directions for tricking iOS into hiding it in a folder. Of course, it doesn’t have to be this way, as there are some fantastic apps for magazine lovers.
Apple's Newsstand is a great vehicle for tablet-based magazines, but it ignores foreign titles and is of no use the growing base of Android-based tablets.
That's the thinking behind Magzter, a 2 year-old company that has amassed 7 million readers across the globe. The company, which aims to be the "YouTube of magazines," recently snagged Maxim in the U.S. and plans to start offering Fast Company and Inc next month. Eventually, Magzter hopes to offer e-books as well and compete head-on with Amazon.
Magzter's journey to 6 million users and more; In conversation with founder Girish Ramdas
18 months ago, when Magzter was looking to pitch the idea of an online magazine store, specific to mobile devices, not many gave them a chance. Having persevered with the idea, the Magzter team is finally seeing large scale traction for their app. Assisted by a booming tablet market and clever user and device targeting, Magzter is one of the top apps on the iOS store and boasts of over a 6 million user base across platforms.
Magzter, the world's largest and fastest growing cross-platform digital magazine store, has scaled up to become the top grosser on the Apple app store. It is among the first Indian apps store to feature in the top grossers list across various app stores. Even in the number of daily downloads, Magzter has crossed other reading apps like Flipboard,Pulse,Zite etc. Magzter's most recent inclusion is Windows 8. Magzter is the entrepreneurial venture of Girish Ramdas and Vijayakumar Radhakrishnan who saw an opportunity to do something over and above the edge in the digital magazine industry. In an interview with Dataquest, they talked about their venture aspirations.
PUBLICATION : The American Bazaar
Date: 11th February 2013
We want to create Walmart-like digital magazine store: Magzter founders
In a short period of time, the US based company Magzter, run by two Indian founders, has become the world's fastest growing cross-platform digital newsstand, selling magazines and books, with an app that gives consumers access to magazines from around the world at attractive prices.
Since its inception 18 months ago, Magzter has crossed six million users, with more than 1,500 magazines and working with more than 500 global publishers, helping them monetize their content across the digital world.
Online Magazine Store Magzter Claims To Have 6 Million Users & 35K Downloads Per Day
Online magazine store Magzter founded by Vijayakumar Radhakrishnan and Girish Ramdas has apparently found success in the formula & are working harder to add features & products to this venture. So far the web-company has managed to secure over 6 Million users & monthly downloads are crossing 1 Million, all within 9 months.
PUBLICATION : Techcircle.in
Date: 5th February 2013
Digital magazine store Magzter claims 35K downloads a day; books and comics on the cards
New York-based digital magazine store Magzter Inc. claims to have more than doubled its user base to six million in the last nine months and counts 35 thousand downloads a day, on an average.
Magzter, set up in 2011 by Vijayakumar Radhakrishnan and Girish Ramdas, has been available in India since October last year. It now has around 1,500 magazines from India, Singapore, the UAE (Dubai), Malaysia, the US and the UK. Hosted on Amazon's Cloud platform, Magzter also enables publishers to digitise their publications and sell those to global users. Although the digitisation platform is free for all publishers, there is a 50-50 revenue sharing on sales.
PUBLICATION : Silicon India
Date: 1st February 2013
Steering the Digital Newsstand Revolution
The Recession of 2009 sounded the death knell on a host of established print magazines. With around 500 of them biting the dust, traditional print media houses are bogged down by adversity owing to rising print and distribution costs that are plaguing the industry today. Moreover gaining traction in readership with print magazines is proving to be a slow and costly affair in the current scenario. Several magazines found solace in the digital space but this move also comes with its share of pressures and risk of relying on a new platform.
Chennai Lad Girish Ramdas always aimed for the Bullseye, be it rifle shooting, tennis or even setting up new ventures. No wonder the 36 year old CEO of Magzter.com, world's first online digital magazine store, pipped Angrybirds to become the most downloaded app on iPads in 2012, within just two years of inception.
PUBLICATION : Information Week
Date: 7th January 2013
Global publishers want to convert 20-25 percent of current sales to digital
Magzter, an Indian magazine store app which started in 2011, was the most downloaded app on the Apple App Store charts in Asia, in December 2012. Magzter has more than 1,000 magazines on its virtual shelves, with a strong subscriber base of more than 5 million subscribers and readers globally. And all this was achieved in a span of 17 months, with 45 employees.
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PUBLICATION :The Asian Age
Date: 2nd January, 2013
(Wr)apping up the competition
Two Indians have "shot down" the Angry Birds with their magazine app, Magzter. Chennai-based entrepreneur Girish Ramdas along with co-founder, Vijayakumar Radhakrishnan, has trashed every best-selling app out there with Magzter which has been downloaded by over 4.5 million users, becoming a best-seller in Asia.
CEO & Co-founder Of Magzter, Mr. Girish Ramdas Voted As Person Of The Year 2012
Mr. Girish Ramdas, CEO and Co-founder of Magzter emerged as "Person of the Year 2012" by competing with 10 top names who were a rare combination of success and supreme intelligence from different spheres of work like Aamir Khan, Francisco D'Souza, Ratan Tata, N Chandrasekaran, etc. The participants were shortlisted for their contribution to the usage, propagation and contribution to technology and the contest ran for over three weeks through an online vote. Mr. Girish Ramdas bagged the prestigious award with over 12,000 votes and emerged as a clear winner.
Entreprenuer Girish Ramdas is the mastermind behing Magzter, the best selling app in Asia
Two Indian have "shot down" the Angry Birds with their magazine app,Magzter.
Chennai based entrepreneur Girish Ramdas along with co-founder, Vijayakumar Radhakrishnan has trashed every best-selling app out there with Magzter which has been downloaded by over 5 million users, becoming a best seller in Asia.
PUBLICATION : CIOL.com
Date: 28th December 2012
Girish Ramdas of Magzter is CIOL Person of the Year
It has been an incredible journey into the digital world for 37-year-old Girish Ramdas, CEO and co-founder, Magzter. The young and dynamic Indian entrepreneur poised to be a global leader, Ramdas has scripted his success through sheer hardwork and passion.
Magzter, an Indian magazine store app was the top grosser in Apple's app store in Asia. Beating worldwide favourites like Angry Birds, NY Times and Temple Run., the app has now 4.5 millon global users.
PUBLICATION : CIOL.com
Date: 7th December, 2012
Vote for CIOL Person of the Year
Here are 10 candidates for the CIOL Person of the Year award. Who do you think dominated the technology sphere the most in this year and set the tone for powerful future?.
After topping Asian App Store, Magzter now eyes books
A week ago, an Indian magazine store app topped the Apple App Store charts in Asia for raking in the most money.
On its way up, it even surpassed international favorites and long-standing grossers like Angry Birds, NY Times for iPad, Clash of Clans, Frontline Commando, Quick Office Pro HD, Paradise Cove, FIFA 13, Need for Speed, Temple Run, Documents To Go, Poker by Zynga and Zinio, by bringing its total number of global users to 4.5 million.
Most e-commerce companies in India are currently focussed on driving up valuations by increasing market share at the cost of profitability. Can the Indian e-commerce bubble burst?
Indian e-commerce is starting only now. It looks like a bubble
because people are not earning a lot of money; they are instead burning money to get users. But they are creating a huge awareness. Consumers who never thought of e-commerce before are today buying online. The market is very large. It's only a question of time. I don't think the bubble is going to burst.
PUBLICATION : entrepreneurindia.in
Date: 28th November, 2012
Magzter is set to revolutionize the global digital magazine publishing industry
Vijayakumar Radhakrishnan and Girish Ramdas are busy traveling to different countries across the world and meeting publishers of all genres and kinds. After running a software company, Dot Com Infoway, and a south Indian film magazine, Galatta Cinema, for almost a decade, the duo decided to merge both ideas and start something which would be bigger than anything they had pursued before.
They decided to set foot into the $150 billion digital magazine publishing industry, which has a lot of untapped potential still. Post 2009, when the iPad and other similar devices swarmed the market, the duo saw an opportunity to do something in the digital magazine publishing space.
India's Magzter is No.1 grosser on Apple App Store
Magzter, an online magazine store developed by two Chennai-based entrepreneurs Girish Ramdas and Vijayakumar Radhakrishnan, is now the top grosser on the Apple App store. Magzter is a global mobile magazine store through which one can browse, buy, and read magazines on their iPads and iPhones.
Since last Thursday, Magzter has overtaken international favorites and long standing grossers like Angry Birds, NY Times for iPad, Clash of Clans, Frontline Commando, Quick Office Pro HD, Paradise Cove, FIFA 13, Need for Speed, Temple Run, Documents To Go, Poker by Zynga and Zinio by bringing its total number of global users to 4.5 million, according to media reports.
New York based startup, Magzter, the world’s largest and fastest growing cross-platform digital newsstand and online magazine store stands at #1 having overtaken international favorites and long standing grossers like Angry Birds, NY Times for iPad, Clash of Clans, Frontline Commando, Quick Office Pro HD, Paradise Cove, FIFA 13, Need for Speed, Temple Run and Documents To Go, Poker by Zynga and Zinio among others bringing its total number of global users to 4.5 million!. Even in the number of daily downloads; Magzter has crossed other reading apps like Flipboard, Pulse, Zite and others.
Magzter, the online magazine store, has become the top-grossing iPad app in Asia, reports The Times of India.
The app was launched 17 months ago, but has received huge traction over the past month, due to some Facebook sharing features that were added to the app. "Now, if you like the cover of a magazine, you can share it on Facebook, and if your friends like it, they can click to come to our store to buy it. This has had a major viral effect” said Girish Ramdas, co-founder and CEO of Magzter.
An app by Indians is No. 1 grosser on the Apple iPad
BANGALORE: Magzter, an online magazine store developed by two Chennai-based entrepreneurs Girish Ramdas and Vijayakumar Radhakrishnan, has become the top grosser on the Apple iPad.
Since last Thursday, Magzter has overtaken international favourites and long standing grossers like Angry Birds, NY Times for iPad, Clash of Clans and Frontline Commando. On Tuesday, Clash of Clans had briefly recovered its No. 1 spot, but when TOI last looked at the list of top grossers on the iPad, Magzter was back at the top. The iPad has over 700,000 apps.
You want to read an international magazine, but cannot afford the annual subscription. You don’t mind reading it digitally. Then, you should check out if the magazine you want is available on Magzter, which calls itself a digital-magazine store.
More than anything, the price will surprise you. For, subscribing to the US print copy of Maxim will cost you $64.99 a year. On Magzter, you can get it for just $14.99, a 75 per cent discount. You can read the magazine on any device — desktop, laptop and tablet, and soon on your smart phone too.
After twenty years of existence, opensource has made its mark in enterprise and mobile technologies. The next battleground for open source is the cloud.
A digital magazine store and news-stand application provider has brought down approximately 90% of their cost by hosting its content using open source on the cloud. Magzter is a content delivery network which allows various publishers like Maxim (US), Haymarket media group, Forbes and even Indian Magazines like India Today and Outlook to upload their content on its portal.
PUBLICATION : Retail Biz
Date: October – December 2012
The New Reading for the New Century: E-books
The world of retailing is transforming itself from real shops to virtual shops to be visited online on the internet. Books too are no longer physical in nature, but have metamorphosed into e- books and apps downloadable from the internet. Girish Ramdas, Co-founder and CEO, Magzter, examines the factors behind the emergence of e-books and e- magazines, in a conversation with Monisha Rao.
PUBLICATION : exchange4media
Date: 19th November 2012
Sixty lakh Indians read magazines' digital editions
With the proliferation of digital devices such as tablets and smartphones, the medium for accessing traditional media is seeing a shift. We are witnessing a growth in digital editions of magazines, which have so far thronged newsstands.
According to Vijayakumar Radhakrishnan, Co-Founder and CEO, Magzter, an estimated 60 lakh people in India use various platforms to read digital magazines.
JetPrivilege inks pact with six leading brands in publishing
India's largest frequent flyer programme, Jet Airways' JetPrivilege, today announced exciting new opportunities for its members to earn JetPrivilege Miles, with the addition of six new partners in the ever expanding publishing industry or sector.
Jet Airways is proud to partner with Magzter.com, the world's largest and fastest growing global cross-platform digital news stand and online magazine store.
APC Lists 56 Finalists for the Asian Publishing Awards 2012
The Asian Publishing Convention (APC) has announced the 56 finalists for the Asian Publishing Awards 2012. This is a premium shortlist by the international judges from a strong field of 157 entries involving 34 media companies from 8 countries. Winners will be awarded during the Gala Dinner and Awards Night at the Crowne Plaza Mutiara on November 30, 2012.
The Publishing Awards co-sponsor is Magzter. Magzter is a global digital mobile magazine store and newsstand that makes it easy for publishers to sell digital editions of their magazines and books and even easier for readers to enjoy them. Magzter supports formats starting from simple PDFs to fully interactive HTML5 magazines. Magzter is available across platforms on tablets or smartphones, whether it's Apple iOS (iPad//iPad mini/iPhone) or Android (Samsung Galaxy, Motorola Xoom, Google Nexus 7, etc.) or Windows 8 or just online on the web using your browser at www.magzter.com.
Two Indian software guys are out to revolutionize the global digital magazine publishing industry.
Vijayakumar Radhakrishnan and Girish Ramdas are busy traveling to different countries across the world and meeting publishers of all genres and kinds. After running a software company,Dot Com Infoway, and a South Indian film magazine – Galatta Cinema, for almost a decade , the duo decided to merge both ideas and start something which would be bigger than anything that has pursued before.
PUBLICATION : Wireless Duniya
Date: 5th November, 2012
Magzter Now Available On Windows 8
World's largest and fastest growing cross-platform, digital newsstand and online magazine store Magzter, is now available on the Windows 8 App Store.
While the app itself is free to download, users can choose from a large catalog of paid and free magazines from across the globe with up to 90% discounts from the print subscription prices.
Girish Ramdas, Founder of Magzter, on the Global Digital Publishing Landscape
Girish Ramdas is a multipreneur, if you would agree. Serial entrepreneurs hop from one business to another and they run one business at a time but Girish runs multiple businesses at a time. Hailing from Chennai, in Tamil Nadu, nothing seems to stop this dynamic thinking entrepreneur.
Once the entrepreneurial bug bites you, it's difficult to stay put for a long time. You take the plunge without thinking too much. Opportunities find him rather than him going after them...
Business. Minus the paperwork. (Welcome to the Forbes India tablet edition.)
Over the last year or so, many of you have asked us when we would have a tablet version of the magazine. In the last few months, as tablets have gotten better and cheaper, the frequency of that question has grown. We hear you.
I'm very pleased to say we are now available as an e-magazine via the Magzter store for both Android and Apple tablets.
The concept of media convergence is ever evolving, thanks to the increase in internet accessibility and technological magic. Every media looks up to the digital platform for better reach and most importantly, great interactivity.
In a conversation with exchange4media, Vijayakumar Radhakrishnan, Co-Founder and President, Magzter elaborates on how penetration of new electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets will lead to a whole new consumer experience in the digital space.
"There were others who had forced their way to the top from the lowest rung by the aid of their boot straps". When Irish author James Joyce penned this in his novel Ulysses (1922), did he know that boot strapping, which means rising on one's own efforts and resources, would be more commonly used to describe the adventurous journey of a tribe of enteprenuers.
PUBLICATION : Hindustan Times
Date: 16th July 2012
E-publishing gets easier and easier with new models
"Content is king" is an easy saying – but how does it pan out as the Internet expands and technology progresses further? The jury is still out because advertising models have not yet matured for e-content, but I am fascinated by new prospects opening up based on simply pay models- and also the increased scope for content innovation that the Web offers.
PUBLICATION : NDTV Profit's segment – Gadget Guru
Date: 14thJuly 2012
The content of the show focuses on the special and user friendly features of Magzter such as,
· Well designed and easy to navigate within the app.
· Availability of a wide collection of Magazines
· Easy subscription format
· Generous range of free magazines
PUBLICATION : Developer IQ
Date: July 2012
Interview with Mr.Vijayakumar Radhakrishnan, Co-founder & President, Magzter
Magzter is the world's fastest growing digital magazine store and newsstand. For price-sensitive customers who consider instant gratification their birthright. Magzter revolutionizes the experience of reading magazines at one-third cost of subscription to the physical verison.Launched on June16,2011 Magzter has signed up globally with over 350 magazines,which range from general interest magazines like India Today & Filmfare to business segment specific magazines like Asian Photography, Auto Car, Retailer, Ideal Home, etc.
PUBLICATION : Think Digit
Date: 11th July 2012
Digit interviews Magzter's co-founder and president, Vijayakumar Radhakrishnan
The following is an excerpt from an interview with Mr. Vijayakumar Radhakrishnan, Co-founder and President of Magzter.
In a very short time span Magzter has seen tremendous success. What are the main reasons for this meteoric rise?
Magzter has a self-service platform with real time MIS reporting for publishers. Managing digital magazines is very easy and you can watch the metrics real time. Also the availability of the magazines across multiple platforms like iOS, Android, Web makes it even more attractive. From consumers stand point purchasing magazine is seamless and we have a concept called "Never Lost" where the consumers will never loose any subscriptions that they purchase even if they happen to lose their device.
The stupendous growth in online shopping is reflected in Magzter, which was launched in June 2011, and has already clocked more than 10 lakh users on it i pad app and website. It achieved 100% growth every two months. It gets 60% of its users from kolkata and other metro cities, and expects to have at least 50 lakh users in the next 18 months from India alone.
PUBLICATION : Economic Times
Date: 29thJune 2012
Magzter: A digital magazine store & newsstand application for smart devices
Magzter, a digital magazine store and newsstand application for smart devices, was founded by BITS Pilani graduate Vijayakumar Radhakrishnan. Radhakrishnan had noticed that readers of, say 10 magazines, could not download 10 applications due to capacity constraint on their tablets. They needed a common app -- an idea he took up seriously.
Vijayakumar Radhakrishnan, Co-founder & President, Magzter has more than 14 years of experience in enterprise software solution, mobile applications, Digital marketing, including setting up his own company in 2000 which he sold in 2005.
The content of the show focuses on the special and user friendly features of Magzter such as,
· Well designed and easy to navigate within the app.
· Easy availability of Indian regional publications
· Access to multimedia content
· Free download on Google play and iTunes
PUBLICATION : Business India
Date: 10th June 2012
e-reading on the go
Sitting in a packed compartment of a Mumbai local train, Madhu Nainan turns the pages of her favourite book Chronicles of Narnia, Its a bizarre sight, which one might not consider too realistic. But it is. Nainan, 21 is one of such young e-readers of the country.....
PUBLICATION : prMac
Date & Place:New York, NY & May 11, 2012
Magzter fast-tracks with an investment from IUVP
Magzter, the fastest growing digital magazine store could become the iTunes of the magazine business if entrepreneurs Girish Ramdas and Vijayakumar Radhakrishnan have their way. Recently, Magzter Inc. has successfully raised Series A funding from Indo-US Venture Partners (www.iuvp.com) , a leading VC firm,focused on early-stage technology-enabled businesses.
Magzter Raises Series-A Funding From Indo-US Venture Partners; 600,000 iPad App Users In India
Digital magazine store Magzter has raised an undisclosed amount in a Series A funding round from Indo-US Venture Partners, reports VCCircle. While the exact funding amount wasn’t disclosed, the report pegs the number in the range of $3-5 million. Further the company is also apparently looking for another funding round in the range of $10-15 million, over the next year.
Indo-US Venture Partners invests in digital magazine store Magzter
Magzter, the global digital mobile magazine store has raised series A funding from Indo-US Venture Partners. The amount of funding has not been disclosed.
Founded by Vijayakumar Radhakrishnan and Girish Ramdas in July 2011, the digital mega store provides readers with over 350 magazines from various fields on its digital mobile platform. It is also aims to offer readers some 10,000 to 20,000 magazine editions and periodicals from round the globe.
While the U.S. tablet market still enjoys the bulk of device sales, Apple and other manufacturers are seeing surprising growth around the world. Publishers have the opportunity to leverage the international reach of tablets in new ways. One of the up and coming platforms in the space, Magzter, says it is seeing distribution and promotional success in a wide range of new places. "We had 25 titles four months ago and now we have 400," says CEO Girish Ramdas. started last year with a core of Indian titles in its digital edition newsstand. "We should have 2,000 by the end of the year," he says. It already handles a number of Hearst's international extensions of core U.S. brands.
Digital mag store Magzter raises Series A funding from IndoUS Ventures
New York-based digital magazine store Magzter Inc. has secured series A funding from IndoUS Venture Partners. Although the exact amount has not been disclosed, it is an estimated $3-5 million, according to co-founder and president Vijayakumar.
Magzter, the global digital mobile magazine store is now on a major mission to transform itself into a digital mega store of the world that can offer readers some 10,000 to 20,000 magazine editions and periodicals from round the globe.
Magzter - the revolutionary new digital magazine platform and global digital newsstand that has been making waves among global magazine readers and publishers alike has enhanced the latest avatar of its Apple iOS app to be compatible with the Retina screen of the new iPad or the iPad3 as most people call it!
Digital newsstand company Magzter releases branded Columbia Journalism Review app into Apple's Newsstand
The India-based digital newsstand company Magzter released a branded app for Columbia Journalism Review today into Apple's Newsstand. The app, like the Kindle and NOOK apps, serves only as a reader app, users must sign into the app to gain access to the magazines that have been purchased through the Magzter store.
Screen through the apps downloaded in most smart phones in India and you'll find usual medley of Angry birds,Dropbox, Amazon Kindle, Whatsapp and the likes.
Most of these apps would qualify as absolute essentials on a smart phone, to justify the use of one, if not, if not anything else! But for a country which is slated to become....
PUBLICATION : The Hindu, Business Line
Date: 12th March 2012
We've come a long long way from using metal alloys and hand moulds to typeset pages and print books. Editors no longer sit down with a physical manuscript before a book or an article is vetted for Publishing. Publications no longer require a huge workforce to man heavy machinery to print ….
PUBLICATION : prMac
Date & Place: San Francisco, CA & Mar 10, 2012
Magzter launches its much awaited version 2.0 on the Apple App Store
Magzter, the fastest growing device-agnostic magazine store and newsstand is quickly becoming a 'must-have' magazine aggregator app across all devices and has just launched its much-awaited Version 2.0 'avatar'.
Tablets have a long way to go before they become the most popular choice for print media delivery. But some of the recent apps that have been developed by media houses or third party news-stand developers have caught the fancy of tablet users....
PUBLICATION : Business Line
Date: 19th December 2011
The demise of the print media has been written about many times over in the past. While TV news is whole different ball game, the challenges posed by the explosion of real time news on the Web have, surprisingly, been embraced.....
PUBLICATION : Mac Mega site
Date: 6th December 2011
Edipresse Asia – magazines now Live on Magzter
Edipresse Asia has launched its masthead publications including:
* Hong Kong Tatler
* Cotai Style
* Macau Tatler
* Hong Kong Tatler Homes
* Revolution Hong Kong
* Luxe Living
* Hong Kong Tatler Weddings
… on Magzter, the global digital newsstand. Edipresse readers can now browse, preview and purchase either single issues or subscriptions via Magzter. These digital issues are immediately available to the readers on Apple and Android devices globally.
Black Enterprise first on global newsstand Magzter
Black Enterprise, the premier business, wealth building and investing resource for African Americans since 1970, is now live on the digital frontier through Magzter, the global digital newsstand. Patrons of Black Enterprise magazine can now browse, preview and purchase single issues or subscriptions of their favorite link to African Americans who are serious about success.
Magzter now available to publishers for Free! Publishers take advantage
"You get what you pay for" is an age old adage that implies that anything that is good is required to be expensive. Magzter Inc., the New York based global digital newsstand, is looking to turn that expression on its head.
Digital newsstand company, Magzter, offers its Indian publishing partners branded apps with Newsstand support
Back in June of this year Magzter launched its own digital newsstand in the vein of San Francisco-based Zinio. The NYC and India based company concentrates on the Indian publishing industry and in June released an iPad app, Magzter-Magazine store, which served as a newsstand for buying and reading the magazines Magzter represented.
Digital Magazine Store Magzter Uses Open Source to Slash Costs
A mobile digital magazine newsstand goes the open source way to cut its initial investments, and allow publishers to share digital editions of their periodicals with a widely-dispersed global readership.
Magzter Inc. that owns Magzter – The Global Digital and Mobile Magazine Store and Newsstand today announced that it has started adding its client magazines onto Apple’s latest iOS5 Newsstand.
Magzter just launched iOS5 Newsstand compatible magazine apps for India Today, the largest selling English magazine publication from India and for Galatta Cinema, one of India’s popular movie magazines both of which cater to the 200 million Indians who read English language magazines in India and overseas.
The World has lost one of its greatest visionaries! Steve Jobs (1955-2011), we pray for his soul to rest in peace. Magzter mourns his passing but celebrates his life and will work to continue to excel in what he started and this press release is a way for Magzter to show that his vision is alive and kicking and growing from strength to strength every day. We dedicate our success to Steve Jobs!
Magzter enters global market after overwhelming response from India
New York based Magzter Inc., owned by group of young Indian entrepreneurs with more than 15 years of global technology and publishing background has today announced that its Digital and Mobile Magazine Store Magzter had exceed all their expectations and well on their way to become the #1 Digital and Mobile Newsstand in the world carving a pie of the $150 billion global magazine market for itself and sharing revenues back to publishers who are on board the store.
Magzter Inc. is the world's largest and fastest growing digital self-service online magazines store and Newsstand with over 6 million digital consumers. Headquartered in New York, Magzter has its offices in London, Singapore and Chennai. Founded by Girish Ramdas and Vijayakumar Radhakrishnan in June 2011, Magzter helps magazine publishers around the world to offer digital editions of their titles to global consumers allowing them to easily access and subscribe to them with a single touch, powered by the 'Orey Click Publishing System ™'.
Magzter is a FREE app and can be downloaded onto almost all smart devices by Apple, Android, Samsung and Windows 8. Other mobile versions of Magzter – for BlackBerry, Symbian, and BADA—are on the anvil. Magzter can also be availed on different storefronts such as the Amazon App Store and Huawei App Store among others.