When The Daily launched in February 2011, it had everyone's attention. At a very publicized event in New York City, Rupert Murdoch announced a venture to "give readers everywhere the engaging experience of a magazine combined with the need-to-know content of a newspaper and the immediacy of the Internet." With The Daily's final issue due out on Dec. 15, it might be easy to dismiss the young publication as a failure. This is a mistake.
It seems like an eternity since we first heard whisperings of The Daily, the iPad-only publication from News Corp. launched Wednesday. The pet project of none other than Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch, the publishing titan was joined on stage by Apple’s vice president of Internet Services, Eddy Cue as well as editorial staff to unveil the new app to the press.
If you’ve been waiting for iPad subscriptions to arrive, you may not have to wait much longer -- Apple and News Corp. have sent invitations for select members of the media to join them next Wednesday as they unveil their iPad-only digital newspaper, The Daily.
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.
A lot of scuttlebutt has been spread across the interwebz this past month concerning The Daily--an iPad-only daily news application from Rupert Murdoch's News Corp that print journalism types everywhere are hoping will breathe fresh life into their dying industry. For a long time now, rumor has had it that The Daily would launch on January 17th. Forbes magazine has been good enough to update that rumor, bumping The Daily's release date back to January 19th.
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."
Everybody loves reading the news on their iPad, and Rupert Murdoch knows that, too. Notorious for wanting the world to pay for online news, the tycoon now has his eyes set on the iPad. He'll be competing with the The New York Times, which owns the iPad market on news (they claim 400,000 downloads of their iPad edition).