Aha. Looks like we now have confirmation that The Daily – the much-awaited iPad-only newspaper title from Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp – is set to launch next Wednesday, February 2nd.
Good stuff. I hope the title is worthy of all the hype it’s had, and that we see a sensible new subscription model announced for The Daily and other iPad newspapers and magazines.
News Via: Apple Insider
According to New York Times writer Jeremy W. Peters the highly-anticipated iPad-only newspaper title from News Corp – The Daily – will launch next Wednesday, February 2, at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.
Peters also says that Eddy Cue, Apple’s VP of Internet Services, will be there for the announcement. Here’s what Fast Company has to say about Cue’s role at Apple:
Cue runs arguably the most disruptive 21st-century Web businesses: iTunes and the App Store …
If Peters’ information is accurate then hopefully we’ll hear about a new subscription model for not just The Daily, but for all newspaper and magazine titles on the iPad. About time too.
This is the second time we’ve seen rumors of a specific date for The Daily’s launch – here’s hoping this one proves true.
UPDATE: This is now confirmed – as Apple and News Corp have issued invites to the launch. New post on this coming in just a few.
News Via: Gizmodo
Image Source: Gizmodo
There have been rumors around for quite a while now that Rupert Murdoch – the media tycoon and owner of News Corp, The Wall Street Journal, The Times of London, Fox Broadcasting and lots more – was going to be launching an iPad-only newspaper publication. Now we know that the upcoming title has a name – ‘The Daily’ and apparently it is coming quite soon, perhaps by the end of this month.
Here’s some of the most interesting bits being reported on this round the web today:
— The newspaper will be called The Daily and will only be available on the iPad (and future tablets) – there will be no print or online edition.
— It will be an app that costs $0.99 per week to use – and Apple is said to be working with News Corp on it in some way – perhaps in working out a subscription model which can then be implemented by other newspaper and magazine titles on iOS.