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News Corp. and Apple Unveil The Daily 249

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RedEaredSlider writes "The Daily, the digital publication designed specifically for Apple's iPad, is now available on the App Store. The publication's launch came during a press event at New York's Guggenheim Museum. News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch and Apple Vice President of Internet Services Eddy Cue were joined by The Daily's Editor-in-Chief Jesse Angelo. The Daily, which copies the look and feel of a newspaper or magazine, is aimed at embracing the multimedia capabilities of Apple's iPad. Rupert Murdoch said that The Daily offers 'unthinkable innovations' to the world of publishing."
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News Corp. and Apple Unveil The Daily

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  • by N3tRunner (164483) * on Wednesday February 02, 2011 @04:14PM (#35083112)

    I'm not sure why Apple would want to get involved in this manner with the greatest evil in our world today, News Corp. If they want to make an app for the iPad, that's fine, but I don't see why Apple would want to publicize this new app as forging some kind of relationship between the two companies.

  • Walled Paradice. (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Beelzebud (1361137) on Wednesday February 02, 2011 @04:16PM (#35083156)
    Now the people telling you exactly what apps you can and can't use, partner with people that tell you exactly what to think.

    1984 indeed. iTelescreen.
  • by frizop (831236) on Wednesday February 02, 2011 @04:18PM (#35083188)
    This is exactly how I feel. What in the world would make you want to be a purveyor of obviously one sided misinformation?
  • by xxxJonBoyxxx (565205) on Wednesday February 02, 2011 @04:20PM (#35083214)

    Rupert Murdoch said that The Daily offers 'unthinkable innovations' to the world of publishing.

    In other words, if there are innovations here, they haven't thought of them yet.

    All kidding aside, it looks like a return to the "hypercard" fixed width and height presentation that's been on the backburner since the web first beat out print in popularity. (Web articles typically scroll up/down, of course.) In that case, the innovation is "we finally found a way to get you to page through an article with all the ads again - no more 'printable version' for you - muh ha ha ha ha ha!"

  • by H0p313ss (811249) on Wednesday February 02, 2011 @04:30PM (#35083372)

    Now the people telling you exactly what apps you can and can't use, partner with people that tell you exactly what to think.

    1984 indeed. iTelescreen.

    1) Total BS, you can choose not to buy the iPad, or the app, or you can use one of a plethora of other news apps including anything with a website.

    2) Paradise

    FUD much?

  • by macraig (621737) <mark.a.craig@g[ ]l.com ['mai' in gap]> on Wednesday February 02, 2011 @04:31PM (#35083388)

    Lemme guess: all of those innovations involve revenue generation strategy, right? Knowing Murdoch, it couldn't possibly mean anything else.

  • by poetmatt (793785) on Wednesday February 02, 2011 @04:37PM (#35083486) Journal

    rupert murdoch is basically the heart and soul of everything that's wrong with things online for the past 10 years, so I don't find i wrong to put a focus on things he owns as being the problem.

    go google rupert murdoch failures and the list is amazing. a rich man who does nothing right, is too old for his times, and thinks making artificial scarcity is the way to run a business.

  • by spun (1352) <loverevolutionary@@@yahoo...com> on Wednesday February 02, 2011 @05:10PM (#35083948) Journal

    Nah, I find idiots and their "news" hilarious. It's like watching monkeys watching monkey news, with the monkey anchors flinging poop at the monkey audience, and vice versa.

  • by spun (1352) <loverevolutionary@@@yahoo...com> on Wednesday February 02, 2011 @05:14PM (#35084002) Journal

    No, MSNBC has a centrist pro-corporate bias. You might be surprised to find out that MSNBC is not some grass roots hippie mom and pop operation, but is owned by a rather large and conservative corporation. Morning Joe, anyone? Okay, I guess they did have this Olbermann guy on there for a while, to throw a sop to the liberals, but the owners couldn't stand him, so they got rid of him.

  • Tread lightly (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday February 02, 2011 @05:23PM (#35084100)

    I remember back in November, a bi-monthly Android magazine was rejected from the App store for no reason other than it was "just about Android"

    In fact, here's the exact reason the app dev was given: "“You know your magazine, It’s just about Android. we can’t have that in our App Store.”

    Now, you may say "So what? Of course Apple wouldn't want a magazine like that on their store." But think about it; Apple rejected a perfectly good App, for no reason other than the content it reported on. What happens if this digital newspaper publishes an unflattering report about an Apple product? Or better yet, what if they *don't* publish such a report, for no reason other than wanting to stay on good terms with the company that *controls* their delivery platform?

  • by Patch86 (1465427) on Wednesday February 02, 2011 @06:43PM (#35085084)

    Left wing bias in the media? I wish the UK had that problem.

    Established right wing newspapers in the UK: The Sun, The Daily Star, The Daily Express, The Daily Mail, The Daily Telegraph, The Financial Times, The Times.

    Established left wing or centrist papers: The Daily Mirror, The Guardian, The Independent. The latter two are the two daily nationals with the smallest circulation.

    It's beside the point though. American conceptions of "left wing" are hilariously out. American's like to think of the Republicans as the right wing party, Democrats as the left wing one, and their flag-bearing media supporters as similarly right/left aligned. In Europe, the Democrats would be considered a conservative right wing party, the Republicans a hard right wing one. God only knows how you'd classify the Tea Party supporters; "hard right" somehow doesn't seem enough.

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