From the moment the App Store launched, The New York Times has been at the forefront of the digital newspaper revolution. There's been a constant stream of apps and subscriptions, but for the most part, its initiatives have revolved around an unimaginative repackaging of the paper. With NYT Now, the Gray Lady seems to have figured out a formula that may pay off. Rather than delivering a rich stew teeming with every subject it has to offer, the app serves as sort of a greatest hits package, aimed at casual readers who might not have such a ravenous news appetite.
News Corp.’s fabled iPad-only news publication The Daily hasn’t even seen the light of day yet, but that hasn’t stopped the tech world from probing to find out more information on just how the publisher and Apple plan to handle magazine subscriptions on the new venture.
It’s already one of the worst-kept secrets in tech -- News Corp. titan Rupert Murdoch has an iPad-only newspaper coming called The Daily. A January 19 date had been set to launch the new offering, but it now appears that will be delayed a bit.
Word came about today that Rupert Murdoch, the head of News Corp, and Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO, will reportedly reveal a new digital "newspaper" to be named the Daily at the end of the month. Murdoch feels that the joint project has the potential to be a "game changer."
Just when many thought print media was going the way of the dodo, Apple released the iPad and suddenly content is exploding from every direction in the universe. From magazines, to newspapers, to television networks, the iPad seems to be the go-to device for delivering content these days, but Apple may have a few tricks up its sleeves when it comes to newspaper subscriptions and the iPad.