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The Daily goes dodo: News Corp retires iPad app on December 15

The Daily goes dodo: News Corp retires iPad app on December 15

Ambitious iPad digital newspaper The Daily will be shuttered and the brand folded into other News Corp channels including The Post, the publisher has revealed, with the app ceasing on December 15. "Our experience was that we could not find a large enough audience quickly enough to convince us the business model was sustainable in the long-term" News Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch said of the decision; the initially iOS-only app was launched with no lack of fanfare back in February 2011, described as the first way to "true news discovery" on Apple's tablet.

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The Daily To Erect Paywall Next Week

The Daily To Erect Paywall Next Week

The iTunes exclusive newspaper, The Daily, was the first to adopt Apple's new in-app subscription model but has been offering up its content for free waiting for the arrival of iOS 4.3. After the new iOS arrived, The Daily offered an additional week free, but is now reminding people that they will have to pay starting next week. This news comes just on the heels of the New York Times' paywall announcement. However, the two publishers have very different subscription costs.

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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 Coming to Android Very Soon

The Daily Coming to Android Very Soon

A couple weeks back The Daily made its splashy introduction exclusively on Apple’s iPad. That exclusivity will be gone in a couple months as The Daily is set to launch on Android sometime in the second quarter of this year. The announcement is a bit of a surprise since The Daily flaunted its relationship and exclusivity with Apple so much prior to its launch.

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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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Apple in-app purchase deadline March 31 tips developer

Apple in-app purchase deadline March 31 tips developer

Apple's tightening restrictions on in-app payment support in iOS software, believed to be the reason Sony's Reader app was rejected from inclusion in the App Store, will really begin to bite from March 31, according to one developer. Digital publishing specialists Yudu told the WSJ that, as of the end of March, apps without payment support through the iTunes store will be rejected.

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Apple: App subscription system announcement “soon”

Apple: App subscription system announcement “soon”

Apple VP of internet services Eddy Cue took the stage with Rupert Murdoch today to announce The Daily, and has confirmed that publishers can expect to "hear an announcement from us soon" as to when they might be able to access the same subscription model as unveiled today. The Daily will use a new recurring billing system, offering weekly payments of $9.99 for seven issues, or $39.99 for a year's access.

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