Tablet-only ‘The Daily’ Publication Set to Launch on January 17?

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The latest rumored launch date for News Corp’s The Daily – the heavily anticipated new tablet-only news publication – is January 17th.

Peter Kafka of MediaMemo reported on Friday that he has been told by multiple sources that the Daily will formally launch next month. The blog is part of the All Things Digital website, which is owned by News Corp.
Rupert Murdoch and his company have allegedly been working closely with Apple to create the new publication, which was originally scheduled to launch in December. Kafka noted that the launch plans have shifted multiple times in the last few months, but added that the Jan. 17 launch date appears to be a "much safer bet."

The Daily is said to be priced at $0.99 per week and as the name might imply it’s expected to be updated daily. It is also expected to feature a new application subscription plan from Apple – one that will allow for recurring transactions.

The subscription plan will reportedly have a "push" feature that automatically bills customers on a weekly or monthly basis, and applications like the Daily are automatically updated and waiting for a user to unlock their iPad every morning.

I’m looking forward to seeing what The Daily has to offer. I hope it does a far better job of living up to its promise than the hugely disappointing Project magazine from Virgin Publishing.

I’m even more keen to see what Apple reveals in terms of new application subscription plans available for newspapers and magazines. If they do it well, this could be a huge win for publishers and readers.

Rumors / News Via: Apple Insider

Patrick Jordan

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