Apple and News Corp Teaming Up on Tablet-Focused News Service

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    A series of reports over the weekend and today are lending credence to claims from earlier this year that media conglomerate News Corp is moving forward on a tablet-focused news service, amplifying those earlier reports to note that Apple is playing a crucial role in the development of the product, despite the fact that its distribution will reportedly not be limited to the iPad.

    One of the most specific reports in recent days came from fashion magazine Women's Wear Daily, which outlines News Corp's recent moves to hire 100 staffers to help bring the product, to be known as The Daily, to the iPad and other tablets in beta mode by Christmas at a price point of $0.99 per week.
    While the report only briefly mentioned discussions between Apple CEO Steve Jobs and News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch about the project, The Guardian claims that Apple has played an integral role in the at least the technical side of The Daily's development.
    CNBC has also weighed in on the rumors, reporting that secrecy has been of the utmost importance during development of The Daily, with the floors directly above and below the offices of its staffers being "quarantined". The report notes that the publication will place a strong focus on interactivity and high-quality video.
    According to the report, high-quality video cameras will be used to provide content across a broad array of topics from news to gossip to children's content.

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  2. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    I don't usually get my iPad news from Women's Wear Daily, but I'll take what I can get... :D
     
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    Especially so, you being Canadian.
     
  4. Sky Blue Guest

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    You couldn't pay me enough to read Uncle Rupert's bilge.
     
  5. elbirth macrumors 65816

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    The iDevices are in need of a quality news outlet. Getting and sharing/saving news for later isn't very elegant yet. However, the Pulse news app is pretty good
     
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    I would so subscribe to this. Big fan of the FoxNews approach (e.g. Fair and Balanced reporting) and News Corp in general. Aside from this, what I am most looking forward to seeing is the meltdown here when Rupert Murdock joins Steve Jobs on stage to introduce this.

    Apple should have launched with this on DAY ONE of iPad sales.
     
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    Rupert Murdoch's companies aren't news agencies despite their names, they are more like entertainment for ultra conservatives. Otherwise this could be cool. At least it will spur competition from legitimate news organizations (I hope).
     
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    Not .01 penny to Murdoch. Not now, not ever.

    This is an interesting approach, to launch an iPad-only publication. I'm hopeful that a legitimate news outlet gives it a shot sometime.
     
  9. alent1234 macrumors 603

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    huffington post, AP, Thompson, fluent news

    take your pick, and all free
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    Just because they say at every commercial break that they are "fair and balanced" doesn't mean it is true.
     
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    ...the predictable Fox News, MSNBC, political soapbox fragfest in 3...2...1... :rolleyes:
     
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    Foxnews fair and unbalanced? Isn't that the worst US news network?
     
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    What!? You have NO right to call yourself a TRUE Amuricun, sir! ;)

    I am indeed happy about the news but would be happier if this didn’t get the horrendous Murdoch name and its questionable slapped all over it.
     
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    Lucky for you, no one will ever do that.
     
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    I just threw up in my mouth a little. Their "approach" is laughable at best.
     
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    This is a most unholy union. Why would Steve do this?

    Money.
     
  19. mrrydogg macrumors regular

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    I like the idea.....just not whose behind it.

    Hopefully others would follow suit...I WOULD pay for a digital daily newspaper delivered to my ipad daily. Even though I can get it for free, extra premium content could be worth it.
     
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    Haha. Just a few floors down from my floor....
     
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    I scared my officemates when I lmao after reading what that guy said.
     
  23. Eriden macrumors regular

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    Hilarious!

    Just watching the forums to see the reaction of Uncle Steve's faithful to the news of a News Corp/Apple pairing will be good for ****s & giggles.
     
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    Will Rupert Murdoch come with a rear-facing camera and have a retina display?
     
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    Just waiting for the first person to say Lets Boycott Apple! You know it's coming. :D
     

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