Steve Jobs And Rupert Murdoch To Launch iPad-only Daily Newspaper
According to Guardian, Steve Jobs, Apple CEO and Rupert Murdoch, Head of News Corp are working together to launch a new digital “newspaper” called the Daily at the end of this month, which is designed exclusively for tablets like Appleâ€™s iPad.
The two companies apparently have been working on the secret project for several months.
The collaboration, which has been secretly under development in New York for several months, promises to be the worldâ€™s first â€œnewspaperâ€ designed exclusively for new tablet-style computers such as Appleâ€™s iPad, with a launch planned for early next year.
Intended to combine â€œa tabloid sensibility with a broadsheet intelligenceâ€, the publication represents Murdochâ€™s determination to push the newspaper business beyond the realm of print.
There wonâ€™t be a print or web edition of the new digital newspaper, it will be pushed wirelessly to the iPad just like the Kindle.
The app has been developed with the help of Apple Engineers. It will be interesting to see if the app will provide newspaper publishers with a platform to bring their content to the iPad like iBooks for eBooks or its an iPad app exclusively developed for the Daily.
Daily is expected to cost $0.99 per week. It looks like the digital newspaper will be US-focused initially. Though the idea of a digital newspaper for the iPad sounds quite interesting especially with Steve Jobs taking personal interest in the project, I would ideally prefer to access it for my iPhone, laptop and desktop computer as well if I am paying for digital content, one of the primary reasons I prefer to buy ebooks on Kindle rather than iBooks.
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