News Corp.‘s Rupert Murdoch, Apple’s Eddy Cue to launch The Daily at special media event on Feb. 2

“Apple and News Corp sent out invitations on Thursday to press for the launch of The Daily, a newspaper designed specifically for iPads,” Jim Dalrymple reports for The Loop.

“Having Eddy Cue on hand for Apple makes sense since Steve Jobs just announced he would be taking a leave of absence from the company,” Dalrymple notes. “Cue has been responsible for some of the most successful product launches for Apple in recent years.”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]


  1. This is welcome news for me. I look forward to subscribing and offering feedback.

    What I’m hoping for is a newspaper that is an aggregation of all of Murdoch’s media outlets, a one-stop news source, if you will. This man is driven like mad to be the best and the biggest, so I expect nothing less from this venture.

    With Cue’s full support, expect nothing less than a winner. Murdoch wasted no time asking for help from Apple’s premier executive who has been responsible for the truly successful iTunes and App Stores, so I’m sure the knowledge gained on both sides will lead to a successful partnership, resulting is top drawer products for their customers.

  2. @ G4Dualie

    I agree that Murdock is madly driven to be the biggest. However, I completely disagree that he wants to be the best. It remains to be seen whether this new venture is anything but a digital version of his others. One can always hope for a quality magazine rather than Murdoch’s typical mad dash to prominence via pandering — on which he profits mightily by preying on the fears and foibles of the truly gullible.

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