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Rupert Murdoch reveals details about 'The Daily' iPad newspaper

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 02 Feb 2011 19:28 User comments (6)

Rupert Murdoch reveals details about 'The Daily' iPad newspaper Rupert Murdoch, CEO of News Corp., has revealed all the details of "The Daily" iPad newspaper, months after rumors began swirling about the possibility of the digital paper.
You have two options to purchase The Daily, either 99 cents per week, or a discounted $40 for the whole year.

The newspaper was completely built "from scratch," which Murdoch explains:

Simply put, the iPad demands that we completely reimagine our craft. What we are losing today are the opportunities for true news discovery. The magic of newspapers, and of the best blogs, lies in surprise and the deft touch of a great editor.


The paper will have around 100 pages per day of original news,life, entertainment, opinion and sports news. Each day will bring new original video content, and some articles will be "read aloud" to users.

All photos will have 360 degree viewing angles, and most charts will be interactive and clickable.

Each day will have new crossword and Sudoku puzzles, access to local weather and sports scores, in-app comments (including audio comments), and the ability to save articles or send to friends via social networking sites.

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6 user comments

12.2.2011 20:13

only apple customers would be stupid enough to subscribe to this, and they would only do so just because its exclusive to the ipad not because they feel paying for this newspaper is superior to getting the news from another free source



22.2.2011 20:21

Prediction: It will be available on P2P for download faster than it is delivered to the iPad!



Oh, Im sorry... Did the middle of my sentence interrupt the beginning of yours?

32.2.2011 23:12

What an epic waste of money. Well, for the publishers and developers. I have a feeling most of the consumers won't be paying much.

42.2.2011 23:13

"The paper will have around 100 pages per day of original news"

"original news"...does that mean they will just make up stories?



53.2.2011 13:17

I smell trouble for Crapple on this already. First, the Nook already has a daily news service called "the daily". Been around since day 1. Second, 100 pages of news a day is quite a feat and why would someone pay $40/yr or $.99/week in order to get the same thing found on the internets for free? Will the purty pictures be that enticing?

64.2.2011 14:00

Originally posted by POGK:
I smell trouble for Crapple on this already. First, the Nook already has a daily news service called "the daily". Been around since day 1. Second, 100 pages of news a day is quite a feat and why would someone pay $40/yr or $.99/week in order to get the same thing found on the internets for free? Will the purty pictures be that enticing?
Thank you! I mean come on, are you nuts Crapple + Murdoch ?! At most this should be an app in the market for a couple of quid/dollars...

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