“Rupert Murdoch, head of the media giant News Corp, and Steve Jobs, the chief executive of Apple, are preparing to unveil a new digital ‘newspaper’ called the Daily at the end of this month,” Edward Helmore reports for The Guardian.
“The collaboration, which has been secretly under development in New York for several months, promises to be the world’s first ‘newspaper’ designed exclusively for new tablet-style computers such as Apple’s iPad, with a launch planned for early next year,” Helmore reports. “Intended to combine ‘a tabloid sensibility with a broadsheet intelligence,’ the publication represents Murdoch’s determination to push the newspaper business beyond the realm of print.”
Helmore reports, “According to reports, there will be no ‘print edition’ or ‘web edition;’ the central innovation, developed with assistance from Apple engineers, will be to dispatch the publication automatically to an iPad or any of the growing number of similar devices. With no printing or distribution costs, the US-focused Daily will cost 99 cents (62p) a week… According to Women’s Wear Daily, Jobs is ‘a major fan’ of the newsprint patriarch: ‘When the project is announced, don’t be surprised if you see Steve Jobs onstage with Rupert Murdoch, welcoming the Daily to the app world.’”
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