iPad newspaper ‘Daily’ created by Steve Jobs and Rupert Murdoch to launch within days

Apple Online Store“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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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn W.” for the heads up.]

88 Comments

  1. The surest way to win is to compete with those utterly unable to defend the space they once owned.

    Sony. Nokia. Gateway. Tower.

    Someone tell the newspapers that death has come for them.

    And then the cable companies.

  2. Attention amateur political pundits:
    Please don’t highjack this thread.

    This is great tech news, period. It’s a big win; it’s the first time that a major news producer has actually tried to execute an all-digital “newspaper” at the right price. This is a big deal.

  3. As much as I love Apple and Steve Jobs I personally will never ever
    Read or Purchase anything that has Murdocks name associated with it.
    this right wing propaganda machine is a disaster for our country especially when we should be able to rely on honest reporting

  4. @Pocketrash…

    Expecting those on the far left or far right to think rationally or thoughtfully is just setting yourself up for a let down.

    The best rational thought in the news media today comes from a comedian. John Stewart.

  5. The concept of a “elite liberal news media” is a complete myth.

    Perhaps some reporters, the face of the media, are possibly “liberal”, but those who fund and profit from the show are certainly not.

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