CNN released it’s new iPhone app with a big splash last week.

It’s a paid app - $1.99 at the App Store. The rub is, it apparently has in-application advertising too.

Apparently quite a number of people are just fine with this, but I find it pretty appalling. You can either charge me for your app, or push advertising to me when I use your app - but not both. CNN does this on cable t.v. too. I don’t care much for that either, but at least I can timeshift that with my DVR, and then fast-forward through the commercials.

I would imagine that CNN will get most of it’s revenue from the advertising, and relatively much less from the $1.99 app purchase price.. I would prefer that they, like the New York Times and MSNBC,  make their app free - and I’m voting with my wallet.