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News Corp, Apple 'Daily' digital paper may be delayed until 2011

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 27 Nov 2010 1:07 User comments (1)

News Corp, Apple 'Daily' digital paper may be delayed until 2011 'The Daily,' the upcoming daily digital newspaper from News Corp and Apple may be delayed until 2011, say multiple sources, as Apple has yet to agree to allow recurring subscriptions.
Rumor has it that Apple was planning an iOS 4.3 update for next month that would add subscription support to iTunes. If the delay is accurate, 4.3 may be pushed back until January, as well.

"The Daily" will be available on the iPad to start, and will cost 99 cents per week. The paper will be updated three times per day and be a mix of "tabloid-style" and broadsheets.

A lot of the content will include videos, or audio.

When it launches, analysts have concluded that the Daily will need 800,000 subscriptions to hit profit and revenue targets.

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127.11.2010 8:33

"When it launches, analysts have concluded that the Daily will need 800,000 subscriptions to hit profit and revenue targets."

$800,000 is their break-even point on a soft news website with no video? I knew that they were inefficient, but that is terrible!



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