New York – Google (NASD: GOOG) is in talks with publishers to create a
digital newsstand that would offer magazines and newspapers for mobile devices
running its Android operating system, The Wall Street Journal reported. Details
of the newsstand and its timing "remain vague," media executives who
have spoken with Google told The Times.
The company, which recently launched a digital store for e-books, has reportedly spoken with
publishers including Time, Conde Nast and Hearst.
Apple already operates a
digital newsstand, where users can purchase and download publications to an
iPad or iPhone.
"We know consumers want an ongoing relationship with our
print and digital products, and we are working with all partners to achieve
that," Monica Ray, executive vice president of consumer marketing at Conde
Nast, told The Times.
"We also need commercial terms that we’re