Apple and News Corp. Try Again to Launch The Daily

Apple and News Corp are ready to launch The Daily. Again. Two weeks ago, Apple and News Corp. delayed – for the third time – the launch of The Daily, a digital newspaper that will provide exclusive content to Apple’s iPad. The last excuse given was that “complications” remained with a new subscription service model …   Read More

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Apple and News Corp are ready to launch The Daily.

Again.

Two weeks ago, Apple and News Corp. delayed – for the third time – the launch of The Daily, a digital newspaper that will provide exclusive content to Apple’s iPad.

The last excuse given was that “complications” remained with a new subscription service model that Apple was preparing for those who will bring their digital publications to the hugely popular touchscreen tablet.

Now, a date has been set to release The Daily once again. And we’re pretty sure it’s “firm” this time. How do we know? Invitations have been mailed.

Apple and News Corp. have begun inviting media to their Wednesday, February 2nd event at 11:00 AM EST.

The grand unveiling of The Daily will occur at the famous Guggenheim Museum on 5th Ave in New York City.

Judging by content presented in the invitation, the presentation will be led by News Corporation Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch and Apple’s Vice President of Internet Services, Eddy Cue.

It has been rumored for months that The Daily will launch with a subscription service expected to be priced at 99 cents per week.

Murdoch is believed to have invested upwards of $30 million in the long-awaited digital publishing venture.

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2 comments

  1. iPhone 5

    The Daily id very nice! I'm want it no my iPad!

  2. Richard Stephenson

    There are 2 issues that I am interested in. 1) Apples new subscription system and 2) their official announcement that they will close the clause 11.2 loophole. (all Apps must be sold through the app store)

    Both have massive implications for Magazine and Newspaper publishers particularly those that currently take money on their own site. What about the Zinio model? That is based on breaking the 11.2 rule?

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