|Founder(s)||Kevin McCurdy, Rich Maggiotto|
|Headquarters||San Francisco, California, U.S.|
Rusty Lewis (CEO)
Zinio is a multi-platform distribution service for digital magazines, with more than 5,500 magazines from a wide range of publishers.
Users can access their magazines through a web browser or on custom apps for Apple iOS, Android and Windows 8 smartphones and tablets, and download magazines to read offline. Magazines, including back-issues, may be purchased individually or through subscriptions, with new issues downloading automatically. Zinio is accessible in 33 languages.
Founded in 2001 by Kevin McCurdy, Zinio is headquartered in San Francisco and has offices in New York, London, Paris, Barcelona and Taipei. Since 2007, the company has been privately held by Gilvest LP, an investment entity owned by entrepreneur and businessman David Gilmour.
The company previously owned BlueDolphin, a magazine subscription company, but this was sold in January 2007 to M2 Media Group.
The Zinio service includes "Explore", "Read" and "Shop". The Explore section of Zinio contains select magazine articles available free through the website or the smartphone/tablet apps. More than 3,000 articles are available free at any given time Magazines—single issues and subscriptions—are downloaded to the reading list, and available via app or web browser. Issues can be downloaded and read offline on mobile devices as well.
In the Shop section, users can browse the digital newsstand by category, or search directly for a magazine title or interest keyword. Within searching, filters can be set for country (U.S., UK, Canada, and more) of the publication, by language and date of publication. Zinio readers can sign into their Zinio accounts with their Facebook logins, and share articles with their friends from the Zinio app.
The Zinio newsstand carries more than 5,500 magazines, including The Economist, Esquire, National Geographic, WIRED, GQ, Cosmopolitan, Readers Digest, Food Network Magazine, Newsweek, Elle, Harvard Business Review, Vanity Fair.
Platforms and availability
In addition to the browser-based reading, Zinio also has custom apps for Apple iPad and iPhone, BlackBerry PlayBook, Android mobile devices, Windows 8, Windows RT and Windows Phone. A user's reading list is accessible through any device they set up with their Zinio account
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