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Media giant News Corp may be working directly with Apple to build an all-new newspaper built specifically for the iPad, set to launch in the coming months at a cost of 99 cents per week.

According to high-end women's fashion journal Women's Wear Daily, News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch and Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs have worked together closely on the project, which will be called The Daily. It said that Jobs and Murdoch could appear onstage together to unveil the new product.

But The Guardian in the U.K. went one step further, and said that the tablet-only project will be a joint effort between News Corp and Apple. The product, which will not have a print edition or web edition, will allegedly be developed with assistance from Apple engineers.

However, the product will not be iPad-only, the reports said. News Corp's The Daily will reportedly be available for other tablet devices, though Murdoch is said to believe the iPad will be a "game changer," as the device most families use to get their news and information.

The tablet publication will reportedly be run from the 26th floor of the News Corp offices in New York, where 100 journalists have been hired. The product could be announced alongside a rumored newspaper subscription plan Apple is said to be working on.

Apple is also rumored to be creating a new standalone application that will serve as a digital newsstand for magazines and newspapers. Like iBooks makes books available through a separate application, Apple's newsstand will reportedly be created specifically for newspapers and magazines.

A News Corp executive recently confirmed that the company is working on an iPad specific publication set to launch in the U.S. in the coming months. The newspaper will reportedly initially be a U.S.-only product.
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Strange bedfellows...

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How does a Beatles-loving, LSD dropping, hippie-wannabe get all mixed up with Rupert Palpatine? While I love the idea of an inexpensive daily "newspaper" that is created specifically for the iPad, taking full advantage of everything the iPad can do, I have NO desire to use my iPad as a right-wing propaganda delivery mechanism.
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Apple may have technically helped Murdock, but I doubt they collaborated with the company that owns Fox News and the New York Post, both Right Wing Rags that support that Alaskan Moose, Sarah Palin (especially with Al Gore on Apple's Board of Directors).

Newspapers and the people who work on them deserve to be paid, but if all news and opinion is locked to paid subscriptions and access only via iPad, the Unemployed and the poor have no access to information, current events, or how government and big corporations are screwing around with our lives. You control Freedom of the Press and you take away our rights to be free.
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Strange bedfellows...

Indeed.
I'd never subscribe to a Newscorp product, but I would definitely consider something more reputable like say, the NYT, NPR/PBS, CSM, BBC etc.
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Apple teaming up with murdoch! what a tragedy. We will now have billo the clown hannity and coulter, fox news all ramned down our thoats vis apple. Is there no escape. lets hope apples competitors get their products up and running asap. Apple, you have just lost a customer.
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[QUOTE=Blastdoor;1756308]How does a Beatles-loving, LSD dropping, hippie-wannabe get all mixed up with Rupert Palpatine? While I love the idea of an inexpensive daily "newspaper" that is created specifically for the iPad, taking full advantage of everything the iPad can do, I have NO desire to use my iPad as a right-wing propaganda delivery mechanism.[/QUOTE

Bias much? And I think you're confused... wasn't Cheney supposed to be Palpatine? Don't you hate it when you get your own propaganda all twisted up in a bunch?

To be more effective in your name calling, Jabba, you might consider reading a little more of something new, and a little less of what you've been looking at. I don't know if you've heard, but Team Donk isn't exactly knocking them outta the park, so your rhetoric is ringing a bit hollow.

Rather than imagined conspiracies and shadows, perhaps the super obvious pairing of biggest computer company with the biggest news company is all that's going on here? Duh. It's not like any Bothans were killed to bring you this information.
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How does a Beatles-loving, LSD dropping, hippie-wannabe get all mixed up with Rupert Palpatine? While I love the idea of an inexpensive daily "newspaper" that is created specifically for the iPad, taking full advantage of everything the iPad can do, I have NO desire to use my iPad as a right-wing propaganda delivery mechanism.[/QUOTE

Bias much? And I think you're confused... wasn't Cheney supposed to be Palpatine? Don't you hate it when you get your own propaganda all twisted up in a bunch?

To be more effective in your name calling, Jabba, you might consider reading a little more of something new, and a little less of what you've been looking at. I don't know if you've heard, but Team Donk isn't exactly knocking them outta the park, so your rhetoric is ringing a bit hollow.

Rather than imagined conspiracies and shadows, perhaps the super obvious pairing of biggest computer company with the biggest news company is all that's going on here? Duh. It's not like any Bothans were killed to bring you this information.

Yes, its all Falr and balanced - no bias! just lap up whatever fox news feeds you. Man you are an ignorant sponge!
post #9 of 62
I have this direct from Rupert. The new paper will be fair and balanced.

And just to make sure that new managing editor Beck keeps it that way, Rupert said that the editorial board will be comprised of Limbaugh, Hannity, O'Reilly and Palin.
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Apple is also rumored to be creating a new standalone application that will serve as a digital newsstand for magazines and newspapers. Like iBooks makes books available through a separate application, Apple's newsstand will reportedly be created specifically for newspapers and magazines.

Will it be for magazines and newspapers? If it will, then what will it be called? If they call it 'Reader', for example, people will confuse it with a book reader. iNews name would suggest no magazines.

A name like Newsstand might work. Not iNewsstand, gawd.
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post #11 of 62
Jobs is in love with the NYT. I find it hard to believe he'd create his own "paper," especially a NYT competitor. Besides, why does Apple need to even dabble in this? Let the publishing companies develop these apps and invest their own money. I don't even care for a "newsstand." Who needs it? Just download the WSJ or NYT or WashPo or whatever app. My local paper advertised their app all over their print edition, so I went out and downloaded it. Just feels strange to me that Jobs himself would be collaborating with the likes of Murdoch to create a completely unnecessary product. Murdoch himself has figured out how to do the whole electronic paper thing - just look at the Wall Street Journal!
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Though I won't subscribe to Murdoch's rag, I think Apple is just playing ball with whoever has the interest and motivation. If it is successful, more legitimate journals will come on board too. I hope.
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post #14 of 62
I think right now Apple just wants to work with someone big to redirect the newspaper industry successfully. Politics is not part of it. AND News Corp did deal with Apple on the 99c TV rentals.

Long term should involve multiple publications / companies.
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Strange bedfellows...

What's so strange. Both are liberal democrats who supported obama.
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Rather than imagined conspiracies and shadows, perhaps the super obvious pairing of biggest computer company with the biggest news company is all that's going on here? Duh. It's not like any Bothans were killed to bring you this information.

A first hint of sanity in what promises to be an insane thread. All you knee-jerk alarmists, calm down. Yes, Fox News is our number one pollution problem right now, but if you had a chance to work with and possibly influence Rupert Murdoch, would you not jump at the chance?

And few people in the world aside from Steve Jobs have the intellect and force of accomplishment to be up to the task.

Blastdoor: 'wannabe hippie' indeed. Since when is he wannabe anything? If he wanted to drop out like the rest of us did, I'm sure he would have managed to. He's clearly on a mission to get something good done in the world. This may be part of the plan.
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What's so strange. Both are liberal democrats who supported obama.

Oh, really?
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you are in bad company steve....
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Apple teaming up with murdoch! what a tragedy. We will now have billo the clown hannity and coulter, fox news all ramned down our thoats vis apple. Is there no escape. lets hope apples competitors get their products up and running asap. Apple, you have just lost a customer.


I concur, rutts... the walled garden is bad enough, but if they're now going to switch to a diet of fascist right-wing tinfoil-hat-wearing traitorous, obstructionist propaganda supplied by the gossip-rag-dealing foreign agent that turned one of the most-respected newspapers in the country into the Wall Street Urinal, I will never buy another Apple product. Ever.
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Building a site that only works with Apple iPads is about as stupid an idea as building a highway on which only Lexus LS sedans can travel. It's going to be a tiny audience, at best. In the end it will contain only news slanted to what the site owners think that iPad owners want to read and will contain less and less information about the real world. Talk about living in a bubble ...
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When there is money to be made, even the most diametrically opposed in the ideological realm will get together and form an alliance. We all know that opposites attract (although this one does seem like the most strange of bedfellows) and the potential for good to come out for both sides is big.

Does anyone think that Apple will dismiss or ignore the right-wing market base because people in that base think different from Jobs or most folks at Apple? Their money is as green as that of the most liberal technocrats in Silicon Valley or the high-browed academicians in Boston.

Apple's insistence on a squeaky clean image for its App Store and corporate governance in general is a good example of Apple courting the business of the conservative base with a zeal. This is a business. Corporations go to where the money is.

Jobs and Murdoch may view each other as "loons" privately, but they can't deny the success of each other either and probably do share great deal of mutual respect and admiration in their respective fields. Unlike our government with its endless partisan bickering, effective businesses hurdle together and get things done.
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Though I won't subscribe to Murdoch's rag, I think Apple is just playing ball with whoever has the interest and motivation. If it is successful, more legitimate journals will come on board too. I hope.

That's a pretty good read (pun intended).

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That's a pretty good read (pun intended).

A while back there was a SJ preso showing featured new Podcasts -- The Rush Limbaugh Podcast was front and center.

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And that was a good catch. Now, if he was working with Rush on an iPad app, then I would be worried . . .
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I don't see how this would be better or even much different than say "The Times" newspaper app that I've had on my iPad since the end of May. Not sure if it's available in the US Apple store but the Times app has gone from strength to strength and only cost £8 a month for al of their daily editions (excluding the Sunday Times).

Competition is great but this is hardly new. \
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post #25 of 62
News Corp? 99 cents per week?

They could offer to PAY ME to read it, and I'd tell those right-wing jerkoffs to go pound sand!

Mark
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A while back there was a SJ preso showing featured new Podcasts -- The Rush Limbaugh Podcast was front and center.

Steve knows that intelligent and educated people are already buying Apple products. Putting Limbaugh front and center is Steve's attempt to lure the ignorant ones to the Apple way.

Mark
post #27 of 62
Wow, all you pol are obviously left wing. I'm not to get in political discussion with all of you because this isn't the place to post it. This is about apple tech, not politics. Yes I'm right wing but again, this isn't an open bashing forum.
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Building a site that only works with Apple iPads is about as stupid an idea as building a highway on which only Lexus LS sedans can travel. It's going to be a tiny audience, at best. In the end it will contain only news slanted to what the site owners think that iPad owners want to read and will contain less and less information about the real world. Talk about living in a bubble ...

I agree.
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Building a site that only works with Apple iPads is about as stupid an idea as building a highway on which only Lexus LS sedans can travel. It's going to be a tiny audience, at best. In the end it will contain only news slanted to what the site owners think that iPad owners want to read and will contain less and less information about the real world. Talk about living in a bubble ...

Don't know about a highway for only Lexus LS sedans, but a city street for only Lexus LS sedans that can parallel park themselves sounds good. Maybe the daily newspaper for iPads only makes sense. Aren't there already 14,000,000 sold today, maybe half in big newspaper reading cities and another 45,000,000 to be sold in 2011? That's quite a few subscribers at 99¢ per week.
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Wow, all you pol are obviously left wing. I'm not to get in political discussion with all of you because this isn't the place to post it. This is about apple tech, not politics. Yes I'm right wing but again, this isn't an open bashing forum.

When the two meet, what's wrong with discussing the implications of such a union?

I would never pay $1.00 a week to read Murdoch's trash, but I would pay $10.00 a week to read the NYT's, or The Washington Post, or another mainstream paper.
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perhaps it will come with a pre-loaded glenn beck or palin screen-saver as well.- this is all about politics, now you cant escape this right wing crap. This is a sad day for apple.
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perhaps it will come with a pre-loaded glenn beck or palin screen-saver as well.- this is all about politics, now you cant escape this right wing crap. This is a sad day for apple.

And a new app - Helicoptor Hunting with Sarah Palin. Different expansion packs for different species - wolves, moose, and her favourite: illegal aliens!
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I don't see how this would be better or even much different than say "The Times" newspaper app that I've had on my iPad since the end of May. Not sure if it's available in the US Apple store but the Times app has gone from strength to strength and only cost £8 a month for al of their daily editions (excluding the Sunday Times).

Competition is great but this is hardly new. \

Rupert also owns The Times.
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Rupert also owns The Times.

wow! only 8 pounds a month - you get brainwashed and murdoch gets the revenue. a sweet deal.
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No comment of the political issues, as I am not from the US. Just, we have big media moguls in most places of the world, even open censorship in some countries... this has not stopped people from seeking better information elsewhere. Even in places like China or Iran... you would be surprised to see how well informed a lot of people are. I also do not see, how an iPad-only paper would take any freedom away at all. We have hundreds of radio and TV stations that only people with enough money can enjoy... the price of an iPad is roughly equivalent to 6 months of cable TV in most places. I do not see a disaster here, the vast majority of articles consists of rewritten agency stuff and press releases, you can find exactly the same information in thousands of places.

If Apple really wants to make an iPad app for newspapers and magazines, they need newspaper and magazine know-how. They do not have that. Even if the NYT is SJs favorite paper, they are still somehow strapped to contracts with Amazon (resulting in the "Editor's Choice" mess that sent SJ right through the roof) and might not have the financial resources to dedicate ample staff to such a project. Other large publishers, like Conde Nast, are obviously in bed with Adobe and unwilling to look for alternative means... Long story short: Apple needed somebody with the know-how, the money and the dedication required. If the rumor is true at all, I consider it a practical and logical thing to do, not a political statement.

As per Eric Idle's suggestion... I have to go duck hunting with a judge now. Cheers.
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No comment of the political issues, as I am not from the US. Just, we have big media moguls in most places of the world, even open censorship in some countries... this has not stopped people from seeking better information elsewhere. Even in places like China or Iran... you would be surprised to see how well informed a lot of people are. I also do not see, how an iPad-only paper would take any freedom away at all. We have hundreds of radio and TV stations that only people with enough money can enjoy... the price of an iPad is roughly equivalent to 6 months of cable TV in most places. I do not see a disaster here, the vast majority of articles consists of rewritten agency stuff and press releases, you can find exactly the same information in thousands of places.

If Apple really wants to make an iPad app for newspapers and magazines, they need newspaper and magazine know-how. They do not have that. Even if the NYT is SJs favorite paper, they are still somehow strapped to contracts with Amazon (resulting in the "Editor's Choice" mess that sent SJ right through the roof) and might not have the financial resources to dedicate ample staff to such a project. Other large publishers, like Conde Nast, are obviously in bed with Adobe and unwilling to look for alternative means... Long story short: Apple needed somebody with the know-how, the money and the dedication required. If the rumor is true at all, I consider it a practical and logical thing to do, not a political statement.

As per Eric Idle's suggestion... I have to go duck hunting with a judge now. Cheers.

Murdoch is relies on naivety and apathy, ignorance
post #37 of 62
Tonight on the simpsons they showed a fox news heli w a new slogan: "Not racist, but #1 among racists!"
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Media giant News Corp may be working directly with Apple to build an all-new newspaper built specifically for the iPad, set to launch in the coming months at a cost of 99 cents per week.



This sort of exclusive, added-value service is a wonderful addition to both the iPad, and presumably, to Apple's bottom line.

Kudos!
post #39 of 62
Remember that Murdock also owns the Wall Street Journal. And who rights for the WSJ? Walt Mosberg. At this years Mossberg fest - D8, in which Jobs spoke and was interviewed, you could see Murdock conspicuously in attendance. I believe he even introduced Jobs as the main figure in the future of publishing.

I would assume Apple's part would be helping on HTML5 programing and perhaps some design stuff.
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When there is money to be made, even the most diametrically opposed in the ideological realm will get together and form an alliance. We all know that opposites attract (although this one does seem like the most strange of bedfellows) and the potential for good to come out for both sides is big.

Does anyone think that Apple will dismiss or ignore the right-wing market base because people in that base think different from Jobs or most folks at Apple? Their money is as green as that of the most liberal technocrats in Silicon Valley or the high-browed academicians in Boston.

Apple's insistence on a squeaky clean image for its App Store and corporate governance in general is a good example of Apple courting the business of the conservative base with a zeal. This is a business. Corporations go to where the money is.

Jobs and Murdoch may view each other as "loons" privately, but they can't deny the success of each other either and probably do share great deal of mutual respect and admiration in their respective fields. Unlike our government with its endless partisan bickering, effective businesses hurdle together and get things done.

Well stated. Just don't buy the app - I know I won't.
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