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Mark Fiore's iPhone App Approved

NYTimes.com | BRIAN STELTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Mark Fiore's cartoon application is now available through Apple's iTunes Store. Mr. Fiore's app was rejected by Apple last December for ridiculing ...

Apple Still Rejecting Political Satire Apps, Despite Outcry

Daniel Kurtzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Daniel Kurtzman

What's clear is that Apple has two sets of standards when it comes to approving political satire on the iPhone -- one for high-profile news and entertainment providers, and another for the rest of the unwashed masses.

The iPad: Your Shiny Consumer Straitjacket

Josh Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Josh Levy

Lately, this gatekeeping model has led to more than a few app casualties, suggesting that Apple's approval process motto is becoming "when in doubt, reject."

Pulitzer Winner Mark Fiore's iPhone Cartoon App Rejected Because It 'Ridicules Public Figures'

niemanlab.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

But there's just one problem. In December, Apple rejected his iPhone app, NewsToons, because, as Apple put it, his satire "ridicules public figures," ...