Apple and News Corp to hold Feb 2nd event to launch The Daily

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in iPad edited January 2014
Apple and News Corp jointly issued invitations to select members of the media on Thursday, courting them a special event next Wednesday to celebrate the launch of the The Daily, a digital newspaper designed specifically for the iPad.



"News Corporation's Chairman & CEO Rupert Murdoch invites you to the launch of: The Daily," reads the invite, one of which was sent to the Loop's Jim Dalrymple. Murdoch will be joined on stage by Eddy Cue, Apple's vice president of Internet services, which umbrellas all things iTunes.



The event is scheduled to kick-off at 11:00 am EST, Wednesday, February 2nd at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum at 1071 Fifth Avenue.



The Daily, which is to be News Corp's experimental push into digital-only publications, was originally scheduled for a Jan. 19 launch, but was postponed at the last minute. Reports suggested that the delays were due to a new subscription feature for iTunes that Apple has been working on.



For his part, Murdoch has publicly confirmed that The Daily will cost $0.99 per week when it launches next month. It's to be the latest addition to News Corp's collection of paid content publications, which last year saw The Times of London and News of the World fall behind paywalls.



At the same time, much of the hype around The Daily is tied to rumors that the publication will usher in a new App Store pay structure for traditional print publications looking to take their content digital: subscriptions. The new format is also expected to be accompanied by technology that will deliver new magazine and newspaper editions to subscribers' iPads automatically.



Thus far, publications experimenting with digital print offerings for the iPad have been forced to make due with Apple's existing pay-per issue approach, which has frustrated their efforts to fully capitalize on the booming tablet market that some industry watchers expect to explode into a 50 million unit business this year.



Consumers have shown a reluctance to pay newsstand premiums for digital copies of magazines on the App Store, such as the $4.99 per-issue charged for the weekly publication The New Yorker. That translates to more than $250 a year to read the magazine on the iPad, well above print subscription rates for a digital product with only a fraction of the overhead to produce.







In addition, in the case of most magazines currently on the App Store, consumers must manually fetch each new issue and purchase it individually rather than have it delivered to their iPads automatically. That similarly doesn't bode well for magazine publishers, who generate the bulk of their revenues off yearly subscriptions rather than impulse buys.



Following the launch of The Daily next month, it's believed that Apple will extend the rumored subscription format to other interested publishers. However, it's believed that the iPad maker has yet to finalize such deals with any other publishing houses outside News Corp.
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  • Reply 1 of 56
    This has the potential to be interesting - it remains to be seen if can be done right. Hopefully the recent delays addressed (most) final issues.



    BTW: Interesting final paragraph that is? "Developing..." Huh?
  • Reply 2 of 56
    They're launching a news web site, yet the PR person can't spell "transferable"?
  • Reply 3 of 56
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Westlake View Post


    They're launching a news web site, yet the PR person can't spell "transferable"?



    Merriam Webster and several other respected dictionaries show this as a correct spelling (although the more common I would agree is the way you spelled it. Interesting thing - the english language is.
  • Reply 4 of 56
    pokepoke Posts: 506member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Westlake View Post


    They're launching a news web site, yet the PR person can't spell "transferable"?



    It's British English.
  • Reply 5 of 56
    nofeernofeer Posts: 2,422member
    apple needs content, with thier billions they need to buy so they can control CONTENT.

    buy newscorp its got content, murdock is getting old needs transition
  • Reply 6 of 56
    welshdogwelshdog Posts: 1,765member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by NOFEER View Post


    apple needs content, with thier billions they need to buy so they can control CONTENT.

    buy newscorp its got content, murdock is getting old needs transition



    That would be perfection.
  • Reply 7 of 56
    Propaganda from Rupert 'I only became an American to control your media' Murdoch?



    Pass.
  • Reply 8 of 56
    sflocalsflocal Posts: 5,728member
    At least Apple is doing all the R&D work on the subscription model. When the kinks are all worked out, let Android and Windows 7 mobile hit the copy button.
  • Reply 9 of 56
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleZilla View Post


    Propaganda from Rupert 'I only became an American to control your media' Murdoch?



    Pass.



    Agree. I've been an Apple user since the 2c, and me and my family have owned at least 25 Macs, plus lots of other Apple product, but I think its time for us to split the blanket. I wouldn't buy an iPhone because they picked the most right wing provider, AT&T, and now are adding the second most right wing provider, Verizon. Now Jobs is affiliating with NewsCorp, of Faux News of O'Reilly and Beck infamy, and he donated heavily to carpetbagger Rahm Emmanuel of "f*****g retards" notoriety. Plus we have the new expose on the deplorable health conditions in Apple's Chinese sweatshops. Apple apparently has become the new Evil Empire. Some things are more important than cool technology. So long, Apple
  • Reply 10 of 56
    There are some interesting possibilities here:



    1) coming out for subscription content/app services



    2) coming out for the Raleigh Server Farm



    3) coming out for Eddy Cue
  • Reply 11 of 56
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by acerbas View Post


    Agree. I've been an Apple user since the 2c, and me and my family have owned at least 25 Macs, plus lots of other Apple product, but I think its time for us to split the blanket. I wouldn't buy an iPhone because they picked the most right wing provider, AT&T, and now are adding the second most right wing provider, Verizon. Now Jobs is affiliating with NewsCorp, of Faux News of O'Reilly and Beck infamy, and he donated heavily to carpetbagger Rahm Emmanuel of "f*****g retards" notoriety. Plus we have the new expose on the deplorable health conditions in Apple's Chinese sweatshops. Apple apparently has become the new Evil Empire. Some things are more important than cool technology. So long, Apple



    Mmmm...



    Where will you go?
  • Reply 12 of 56
    shaun, ukshaun, uk Posts: 1,050member
    I wouldn't buy anything produced by Murdoch. He is the worst kind of media mogul. He uses his newspapers and television stations to influence national elections then tries to use that influence to strong arm our elected politicians into giving him what he wants. Here in the UK his newspapers like The Sun slavishly follow his editorial line regardless of the facts or the truth. Fox News is a disgrace to impartial journalism. Our elected dimwits are too scared to take him on so it's up to the rest of us. I wouldn't soil my beautiful iPad with this piece of crap.
  • Reply 13 of 56
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by poke View Post


    It's British English.



    ...or possibly an Australian variant.
  • Reply 14 of 56
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Shaun, UK View Post


    I wouldn't buy anything produced by Murdoch. He is the worst kind of media mogul. He uses his newspapers and television stations to influence national elections then tries to use that influence to strong arm our elected politicians into giving him what he wants. Here in the UK his newspapers like The Sun slavishly follow his editorial line regardless of the facts or the truth. Fox News is a disgrace to impartial journalism. Our elected dimwits are too scared to take him on so it's up to the rest of us. I wouldn't soil my beautiful iPad with this piece of crap.



    I would call him the rightful heir to the Throne of Yellow Journalism first established by William Randolph Hearst.
  • Reply 15 of 56
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by acerbas View Post


    Agree. I've been an Apple user since the 2c, and me and my family have owned at least 25 Macs, plus lots of other Apple product, but I think its time for us to split the blanket. I wouldn't buy an iPhone because they picked the most right wing provider, AT&T, and now are adding the second most right wing provider, Verizon. Now Jobs is affiliating with NewsCorp, of Faux News of O'Reilly and Beck infamy, and he donated heavily to carpetbagger Rahm Emmanuel of "f*****g retards" notoriety. Plus we have the new expose on the deplorable health conditions in Apple's Chinese sweatshops. Apple apparently has become the new Evil Empire. Some things are more important than cool technology. So long, Apple



    Are there any left-wing cellular providers I can choose? Those right-wing ones like AT&T and Verizon are horrible how they make profits and then spend money upgrading their networks to new technologies like 4G.



    One with a free 4G data plan and unlimited minutes paid for by someone else would be nice. And an iPhone with a bumper case made from hemp too.
  • Reply 16 of 56
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by acerbas View Post


    Agree. I've been an Apple user since the 2c, and me and my family have owned at least 25 Macs, plus lots of other Apple product, but I think its time for us to split the blanket. I wouldn't buy an iPhone because they picked the most right wing provider, AT&T, and now are adding the second most right wing provider, Verizon. Now Jobs is affiliating with NewsCorp, of Faux News of O'Reilly and Beck infamy, and he donated heavily to carpetbagger Rahm Emmanuel of "f*****g retards" notoriety. Plus we have the new expose on the deplorable health conditions in Apple's Chinese sweatshops. Apple apparently has become the new Evil Empire. Some things are more important than cool technology. So long, Apple



    Your forgot to stamp your little feet.
  • Reply 17 of 56
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Shaun, UK View Post


    I wouldn't buy anything produced by Murdoch. He is the worst kind of media mogul. He uses his newspapers and television stations to influence national elections then tries to use that influence to strong arm our elected politicians into giving him what he wants. Here in the UK his newspapers like The Sun slavishly follow his editorial line regardless of the facts or the truth. Fox News is a disgrace to impartial journalism. Our elected dimwits are too scared to take him on so it's up to the rest of us. I wouldn't soil my beautiful iPad with this piece of crap.



    This is nothing new...



    Read about William Randolph Hearst -- or watch the movie Citizen Kane:



    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Randolph_Hearst



    Or read the writings of Adela Rogers St. Johns -- who worked for Hearst for 40 years.
  • Reply 18 of 56
    Things the iPad/iOS needs:



    -Subscription system for newspapers and magazines

    -Better notification system

    -Better homescreen to be notified of emails, calendar events, texts (iPhone), etc.



    Yea I hate News Corp but perhaps the iPad will finally have a decent subscription/automatic download system. I just wonder, if iPads come out in April and iPhones come out in June, how will the devices and iOS updates be presented? At one event, or separate events?



    Maybe like this:

    Late March/Early April: Present iPad 2 and iOS 5

    April: Launch iPad 2, release iOS 5 beta

    June: Announce "iPhone 5", release iOS 5.0 for iPhone and iPad
  • Reply 19 of 56
    kerrybkerryb Posts: 270member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by acerbas View Post


    Agree. I've been an Apple user since the 2c, and me and my family have owned at least 25 Macs, plus lots of other Apple product, but I think its time for us to split the blanket. I wouldn't buy an iPhone because they picked the most right wing provider, AT&T, and now are adding the second most right wing provider, Verizon. Now Jobs is affiliating with NewsCorp, of Faux News of O'Reilly and Beck infamy, and he donated heavily to carpetbagger Rahm Emmanuel of "f*****g retards" notoriety. Plus we have the new expose on the deplorable health conditions in Apple's Chinese sweatshops. Apple apparently has become the new Evil Empire. Some things are more important than cool technology. So long, Apple



    I guess that leaves Windows (Microsoft and any one of their hardware venders) or open source Linux with another PC manufacturer with pristine environmental and fair labor records. Please let us know which one that is when you find out, okay?
  • Reply 20 of 56
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by acslater017 View Post


    Things the iPad/iOS needs:



    -Subscription system for newspapers and magazines

    -Better notification system

    -Better homescreen to be notified of emails, calendar events, texts (iPhone), etc.



    Yea I hate News Corp but perhaps the iPad will finally have a decent subscription/automatic download system. I just wonder, if iPads come out in April and iPhones come out in June, how will the devices and iOS updates be presented? At one event, or separate events?



    Maybe like this:

    Late March/Early April: Present iPad 2 and iOS 5

    April: Launch iPad 2, release iOS 5 beta

    June: Announce "iPhone 5", release iOS 5.0 for iPhone and iPad



    Separate as always. June is WWDC.
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