Murdoch, founder of News Corporation has
launched a paperless newspape,r The Daily, for iPad devices on
February 2, 2011.
The iPad-only daily “paper” is a joint venture between Apple and News Corporation. Yes, it is a serious newspaper with a correspondent in Cairo, Egypt covering the civil unrest for The Daily.
A subscription is just $0.99 per week or a discounted $39.99 per year right from Apple’s App Store.
Unlike a paper news daily, The Daily features video and even 360-degree pictures.
Mobile Beat reveals some of the costs it takes to
help develop and then run The Daily: Murdoch said he’ll be able to
determine if The Daily is a success once he sells millions (big
surprise). He said that News Corp. has spent $30 million on the project so far, and it will run at a cost of $500,000 weekly.
Engadget tells us: The Daily also includes
audio versions, with professional voiceover so you won’t have to worry
about GPS voice, plus video overviews of all the content if you just
don’t have time for reading or listening.
Another feature you will definitely not find anywhere else is voice
versions. Not that annoying text to voice converter, but a real, live
person actually reading the article.
You will be able to share articles with other iPad users and can even
share on a limited scale with non-iPad users through Facebook and