Rupert Murdoch, head of News Corp, and Steve Jobs are preparing to unveil a new digital “newspaper” called Daily which will debut recurring subscriptions paid through users’ iTunes accounts, according to Daring Fireball’s John Gruber.
Gruber reports, “My understanding is that this initiative is going to launch with a press event, with Murdoch (and perhaps other newspaper and magazine executives) joining Steve Jobs on stage. This is not going to be a quiet launch, to say the least… it won’t happen until next month at the earliest.”
“The date I’ve heard is December 9, but that’s a Thursday, which would be somewhat unusual for an Apple press event,” Gruber reports. “My guess is that they’re telling people December 9 but it might slip back to Tuesday or Wednesday the week after. Perhaps it will coincide with the opening of the Mac App Store?”
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