The developers of Pulse, Akshay Kothari and Ankit Gupta, are bemused, and are planning to contact Apple to fix the problem. They’ll do this by removing the NYT’s feed from the app, thus depriving the newspaper of future ad revenue from new customers. Is the NYT planning to comb through every app in the App store that links to its site and whine to Apple about it? Based on these petty actions, the answer could be yes.
The biggest irony, though, smiles at us from a week ago. On June 1st, the New York Times‘ Brad Stone ran a review of Pulse, and loved it. It seems that at least one person at the paper understands the internet. Stone:
The app allows users to see text-only versions of articles, which are basically cleaned-up versions of a news site’s RSS feeds, or to see the full articles as they are presented on the Web