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The Daily subscription fees imminent; Western Europe next in line

The Daily subscription fees imminent; Western Europe next in line

News Corp plans to begin charging for The Daily from next week, having been offering the iPad-only newspaper subscription-free since its launch back in early February. Jonathan Miller, News Corps' chief digital officer, confirmed the switch at the Abu Dhabi Media Summit, reports The Telegraph, as well as announcing that Western Europe would get its own version of The Daily before the end of June 2011.

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The Daily Indexed bypasses News Corp’s iPad paywall

The Daily Indexed bypasses News Corp’s iPad paywall

Back at News Corp's launch of its iPad digital newspaper, The Daily, editor-in-chief Jesse Angelo confirmed that, while HTML versions of articles would be posted online so that they could be shared from the app, there wouldn't be a web interface to access them. Unfortunately for them, developer Andy Baio has stepped in and addressed that, with his new - and potentially short-lived - site The Daily: Indexed.

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Murdoch: “This year and maybe next year belong to Apple”

Murdoch: “This year and maybe next year belong to Apple”

The Daily owner Rupert Murdoch has confirmed that News Corp will be looking to other tablets beyond the iPad, stating during the launch Q&A that "we would expect to be on all major tablets." However, while that's the intention, he says "we believe that last year, this year and maybe next year belong to Apple."

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The Daily gets official: iPad app for “true news discovery”

The Daily gets official: iPad app for “true news discovery”

News Corp has officially announced The Daily, an iPad digital newspaper that promises "true news discovery." The app will be published 365 days a year, and include over 100 pages of news, lifestyle, entertainment, opinion and sports content together with original videos, 360-degree photos, infographics and more, all for just 14 cents per day

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iPad The Daily mag launch February 2 2011

iPad The Daily mag launch February 2 2011

As tipped earlier this week, News Corp's The Daily digital-only publication is now set to launch on February 2 2011 in New York, with CEO Rupert Murdoch joining Apple VP of internet services Eddy Cue on stage. The iPad-specific newspaper is expected to make use of a new subscriptions API developed by Apple, which will allow for regular delivery of new content and periodic billing.

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News Corp “The Daily” delayed over iOS subscription API issues

News Corp “The Daily” delayed over iOS subscription API issues

Plans to launch Rupert Murdoch's The Daily iPad news system have been delayed, with News Corp confirming that the previously tipped date - January 19 - is now being pushed back "for weeks, not months." According to AllThingsD, the delay has been prompted by Apple's software engineers working on the new iOS subscription API.

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News Corp’s “The Daily” iPad App Landing January 19th

News Corp’s “The Daily” iPad App Landing January 19th

The talk about News Corp's The Daily application for the iPad has been a pretty constant piece of news for awhile now, with people guessing about the content therein, or trying to pinpoint the exact release date of the app. Others, though, didn't even think it was coming out. But, thanks to a new "coming soon" site dedicated to The Daily, we can probably safely assume that it's coming. And, according to Forbes, its launch date is only just a little off from that previous rumor we heard not too long ago.

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News Corp Project Alesia not dead yet; Tablet-centric “Daily” news app incoming

News Corp Project Alesia not dead yet; Tablet-centric “Daily” news app incoming

News Corp's Project Alesia digital aggregation system may not be quite as abandoned as previously suspected, with CEO Rupert Murdoch telling attendees at the Morgan Stanley TMT conference this week that the first step in the process is nearly ready for launch. "There are two tablet-based projects [within News Corp]" Murdoch explained, referring to a news app for tablets believed to be called the Daily, and saying that "there is ongoing work around a tablet-based publication, I will give you more details around that in the short term, in the next few months. That’s largely a US… tablet-only product."

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News Corp Bringing National Digital Newspaper to Tablets and Phones

News Corp Bringing National Digital Newspaper to Tablets and Phones

The debate on whether or not the printed word is dying has been going on for awhile now. It picked up quite a bit when Apple (officially) unveiled the iPad. Would tablets, especially the one from Cupertino, ruin the printed word as we know it? Would newspapers fade away into the archaic past forever? Well, the newspapers are still here, but the digital revolution is definitely far from over. And, when you have publications like The New York Times announcing that upwards of 400,000 NYT iPad editions have been downloaded, it's easy to see why anyone would want to get into the whole "digital" part of it.

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News Corp buys Skiff eReader platform

News Corp buys Skiff eReader platform

You might recognize the News Corporation name as the publishing empire that spans some of the largest publications in print. One of the key publications in the News Corp empire is The Wall Street Journal along with lots of other publications.

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