The Encyclopaedia Britannica is about releasing a new iPad app.
The Encyclopaedia Britannica is launching an reasonably-priced iPad app. It has been the most prestigious general encyclopedia in the English language. It costs $2 a month, or $24 a year, versus $70 a year for the Web version and about $1,400 for the print version. Britannica is often trusted by teachers and parents over less rigorously vetted sources, but its content library remains far smaller than, Wikipedia. The Britannica app contains 140,000 articles, many of which has written by credentialed academics, journalists and other experts. Wikipedia has about 3.7 million. Of course, many subscribers to Britannica will still use Wikipedia or other Web sources for research. However, the app is expected to be available in a couple of weeks.