News Corp. to unveil iPad-only newspaper next week

Jan 27, 2011
Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. is planning to launch The Daily, the media tycoon's exclusive digital newspaper for the iPad, in New York on Wednesday.

News Corp. is now set to unveil the world's first iPad-only newspaper, The Daily, in New York next Wednesday.

CEO will take the wraps off the tablet publication at the Guggenheim Museum. He will appear with Apple Inc.'s vice president of Internet services, Eddy Cue.

The company sent out invitations to journalists on Thursday.

The original announcement was to take place on Jan. 19 in San Francisco, but the event was postponed to work out technical kinks in the subscription plan.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs was originally set to share the stage, but he has gone on a medical leave of absence.

Journalists have been working on the publication at multiple U.S. bureaus including Los Angeles and New York. The Daily will cover general news, culture and entertainment and will include video.

News Corp. has revealed few details about The Daily. It has not said, for instance, what it will charge readers, if anything. But the company has been at the forefront of efforts to get subscription fees for digital content. The website of the The , which . bought in 2007, has required a paid subscription for 14 years, and the newspaper charges for its app.

Explore further: IBM dips into Twitter stream for business insights

not rated yet
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

News Corp., Apple to unveil 'The Daily' next week

Jan 12, 2011

News Corp. and Apple are to unveil The Daily next week, a digital newspaper for the iPad, the tablet computer Rupert Murdoch hopes may emerge as the savior of the struggling news industry.

Tablets may allow 're-set' for media: News Corp.

Jul 24, 2010

Tablet computers such as Apple's iPad may allow the news industry a "re-set" and to start charging for content after years of giving it away for free, a senior News Corp. executive said Friday.

Coming to mobile phones: Wall Street Journal fees

Sep 15, 2009

(AP) -- The Wall Street Journal plans to start charging as much as $2 a week to read its stories on BlackBerrys, iPhones and other mobile devices, expanding the newspaper's effort to become less dependent on its print edition.

Recommended for you

HTML5 reaches 'Recommendation' status

19 hours ago

W3C stands for World Wide Web Consortium, and the W3C HTML Working Group is responsible for this specification's progress. As the title suggests, they have a far-reaching job of watching out for the progress ...

Online dating service admits to fake profiles

21 hours ago

A British-based online dating service admitted to US regulators Wednesday that it created fake, computer-generated profiles to lure users into upgraded memberships.

NY voters to decide on digital legislation

Oct 28, 2014

If New York voters approve proposition No. 2 on the ballot next week, their 213 legislators will join the digital age. Their desks in the ornate chambers of the Capitol will have computers instead of thick stacks of bills ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.