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Time Inc. Teams with HP Tablet for Digital Subscriptions

The thing on the right is HP’s new tablet, the TouchPad, which might not matter much to you until we tell you this: Time Inc. is going to offer digital subscriptions through it on four of its major titles – Sports Illustrated, Time, People and Fortune. See – we told you it mattered. Those are some big guns. Big guns that Apple wasn’t able to secure, says Peter Kafka.

FishbowlNY told you back in January how Time Inc. and a variety of other publishing houses have been working on a tablet app store in which to sell digital subscriptions, and with this news, it appears the plan is coming closer to fruition.

Somewhere, Steve Jobs is ironing a black turtleneck and furrowing his brow.

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