“News Corp is close to revealing a news publication developed especially for tablet computers like Apple’s iPad, James Murdoch confirmed on Wednesday,” Georgina Prodhan reports for Reuters. “‘It’s a tablet-only product and it’s very exciting,’ Murdoch, who heads the media group’s operations in Europe and Asia, told journalists on the sidelines of an investor conference in Spain. ‘You’ll hear more about that soon.'”
Prodhan reports, “He said it was largely a U.S. product, but declined to elaborate further.” The tablet in general, it lends itself to a type of journalism that is really new,” Murdoch said, highlighting the way print looks on tablets and the multi-touch screens that encourage interaction from readers. ‘These really are becoming our flagship products, even though they’re very much in their infancy,’ he said.”
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