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All Things Digital reports that the Steve Jobs-Rupert Murdoch media event rumored to have been scheduled for next Wednesday to introduce News Corp.'s new iPad-focused news publication The Daily has been pushed back. The change apparently comes as Apple seeks more time to finish working on its end of the project, which involves support for recurring billing subscriptions through users' iTunes Store accounts and the ability to automatically "push" new content on a daily basis to those with subscriptions.
Apple and News Corp. have made a joint decision to push back next week's planned launch, according to sources familiar with the companies' plans. The delay is supposed to give Apple time to tweak its new subscription service for publications sold through its iTunes platform.

Plans to debut the iPad newspaper at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art next Wednesday have been tabled "for weeks, not months," I’m told.
The reported internal delay comes as the first hints of what the publication may look like have appeared, with Poynter's Damon Kiesow discovering a small image buried in The Daily's website showing a pair of cover screenshots.
But peeking inside the source code of its recently-launched companion website, TheDaily.com, I came across the image below, which appears to be a house ad for the new app.

The Daily staff has reportedly been producing sample editions of the tablet app for several weeks, so the covers shown here may represent that work.
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While it is not entirely clear how content on The Daily's website will compare to that found in the app, Kiesow also discovered other hints of certain functionalities for the website, including support for social media sharing and an embedded video player. The tablet application, which is rumored see subscription prices of 99 cents per week, has been said to be offering substantial video and multimedia content.

Article Link: Next Week's Planned Launch of 'The Daily' Pushed Back
 

Dorfdad

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Man this has to be the most delayed launch of an app that will fail in modern times. I say that because Murdock isnt going to report the facts it will be another Spin on His political views. What we need is a something like an Open Source news organization where we get the real news regardless of it it makes someone or something look bad. We need the Truth.
 
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Full of Win

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Me = crestfallen.

I guess when you stress journalistic excellence and fair/balanced reporting, it just takes longer. Fingers crossed it will be released soon.
 
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TrickyTree1984

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Rupert Murdoch will not be getting a penny of my money.

I quit my sky subscription, i dont buy his papers, and if he gets into bed with apple, i will no longer be buying that either.

Right wing facist
 
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ShiftyPig

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Ahh yes, waking up in the morning to read yesterday's news on MacRumors. Probably about what The Daily will be.
 
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Orion27

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I'll say what has been unsaid. We know Apple is apolitical. We know the intolerance of the left in this country ( see previous posts ) Recently the left in this country has libeled many. I'll include Mr Murdoch as a victim of leftist smears. Jobs is smart enough to distance Apple from the controversy. Give Jobs credit for one, making Apple the most successful company on the planet, second distancing the company from his own political view. Think Different!
 
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andiwm2003

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I interested to see what the content of this is. I'm afraid it will be a tabloid/entertainment focussed thing and that is of less interest to me.

Political, scientific and technology news is already covered very well on the web for free so I can't imagine that "The Daily" will really add new value, after all where should they get information from that Huffington Post, NYT, Wallstreet Journal, Science Mag and other wouldn't have?

However I plan to give it a shot and see if it presents the news in such a nice way that I'm willing to pay for it. I hope there is the ability to download the entire data so that I can read it offline on the plane/car/train.
 
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drinkjuiceshelb

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This startup of this app is a total waste of money. RSS is a free option that I could never get rid of. This app will only be for the lazy and the older generation users that don't feel like setting up an RSS reader. The idea seems right and the price is next to nothing, but I think this is all a bunch of rumors.

But, if this app ever does come out of the womb, its already doomed to fail if its going to be exclusive for the iPad.
 
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j-a-x

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I wonder if this will be another ultra ring-wing perspective on the news, or if Murdoch plans on making this "magazine" appeal to a broader range of people. Given the demographics that are most likely to use Apple products, and given the fact that Murdoch's number one goal is to make money (even above accurately reporting the news it seems), one might come to the conclusion that this isn't going to be another Fox News. Fox works well and makes lots of money but it's main demographic is uninformed elderly people. I don't think that would work as well on the iPad.
 
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Consultant

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I wonder if this will be another ultra ring-wing perspective on the news, or if Murdoch plans on making this "magazine" appeal to a broader range of people. Given the demographics that are most likely to use Apple products, and given the fact that Murdoch's number one goal is to make money (even above accurately reporting the news it seems), one might come to the conclusion that this isn't going to be another Fox News. Fox works well and makes lots of money but it's main demographic is uninformed elderly people. I don't think that would work as well on the iPad.

Oprah on the cover definitely shows "ring-wing" politics.
 
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Bartski

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I'll say what has been unsaid. We know Apple is apolitical. We know the intolerance of the left in this country ( see previous posts ) Recently the left in this country has libeled many. I'll include Mr Murdoch as a victim of leftist smears. Jobs is smart enough to distance Apple from the controversy. Give Jobs credit for one, making Apple the most successful company on the planet, second distancing the company from his own political view. Think Different!

Thank you, no. A resounding NO! I have such disdain for everything Mr. Murdoch has touched that even Steve Jobs, visionary that he is, cannot change my opinion.

Frankly, I will NEVER purchase this app, much less use it if it were free. Jobs has a long way to go in my book to redeem himself from aligning Apple with Murdoch. I see this as nothing more than Jobs"vision" of having people use his products the way he deems they should, a la fingers-on, touch pad control instead of anything else. It took Apple a long, long time to shed it's "for graphics only" image in business, and now it's almost reverting back to that in this area.

May I coin a new term for Steve Jobs, then, having said the above? How about retrovisionary?
 
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Ugg

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This startup of this app is a total waste of money. RSS is a free option that I could never get rid of. This app will only be for the lazy and the older generation users that don't feel like setting up an RSS reader. The idea seems right and the price is next to nothing, but I think this is all a bunch of rumors.

But, if this app ever does come out of the womb, its already doomed to fail if its going to be exclusive for the iPad.

I see your point, but rss isn't really ideal for everything and lacks flashiness. People want a news site that speaks to them, not something passive.

I wonder if this will be another ultra ring-wing perspective on the news, or if Murdoch plans on making this "magazine" appeal to a broader range of people. Given the demographics that are most likely to use Apple products, and given the fact that Murdoch's number one goal is to make money (even above accurately reporting the news it seems), one might come to the conclusion that this isn't going to be another Fox News. Fox works well and makes lots of money but it's main demographic is uninformed elderly people. I don't think that would work as well on the iPad.

It will be fascinating to see where on the conservative-liberal spectrum The Daily falls. I would think that since Steve has backed this, rupert may have toned down his rightwing rants. I can't see this having any success if it's little more than a trash magazine like The Sun. I also agree that rupert needs to aim for a different demographic. The average fox viewer probably can't afford to shell out $52 a year for a news magazine.
 
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mattwolfmatt

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It was clear the delays had nothing to do with content. It was with the delivery.
 
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alhedges

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This app will fail not due to Rupert M. or the political content of the app, but simply because people won't pay $50/year for this kind of news. There may be some initial interest as people subscribe to check it out, but - just as happened with magazines - people will lose interest and the desire to pay for this.
 
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Full of Win

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This app will fail not due to Rupert M. or the political content of the app, but simply because people won't pay $50/year for this kind of news. There may be some initial interest as people subscribe to check it out, but - just as happened with magazines - people will lose interest and the desire to pay for this.

There is where content becomes king. This has to offer multiples of what we get for free. I'll pay for the ease of the news + video bundled up into one app, rather then opening several apps to get the news.

If this is a lame CNN-like over glorified RSS reader - it will fail. That is why CONTENT = KING.
 
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ZilogZ80

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Man this has to be the most delayed launch of an app that will fail in modern times. I say that because Murdock isnt going to report the facts it will be another Spin on His political views.
always makes me lol when I read something like this. As if Murdoch either personally writes or vets every line that is written/spoken in his many news outlets :D
 
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cvaldes

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That's nice.

I'm sticking with Flipboard though. Why? Because Flipboard is about me. It's my stuff: things that I care about.

Relying on a single media corporation for your feed is soooo twentieth century. Sorry Rupert, I just don't care for you that much.
 
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