Fast News for June 9, 2011

Fast News for June 9, 2011 SPD MEDIA MIX is our regular list of publication design, digital, and media news and updates. Please send your links and news items to SPD at and we'll add them to the Mix.

>> Hearst Gets All App-y: Hearst unveiled its fabled App Lab to members of the press today. The plush, windowless, gadget-filled room is designed as a "think tank" for app development and advertising across the company's many brands. Advertisers can expect a lot of meetings in this room.

>> But Will They Also Sell iCigars? At its annual developers conference, Apple introduced Newsstand, a virtual set of shelves that display users' subscriptions with the latest issues of magazine titles. Also new? An app that features only magazine and newspapers titles that offer a subscription model to customers. These features will be available in iOS 5, which arrives this Fall.

>> Plum Beach Read: Plum Hamptons magazine fittingly launched during the Memorial Day weekend. The glossy covers one of the most storied summer vacation spots in America. Tailored to the exclusive community and unique atmosphere in the Hamptons, the new publication features local arts and artists, profiles of the area's famous creative talents, interviews, events, food, philanthropy, design, sports and more.

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