February 2, 2011
Right now, Rupert Murdoch, Apple's VP of internet services Eddy Cue and the editors of News Corp. are on stage in New York announcing a brand new daily iPad newspaper. Called "The Daily," this new publication will bring users over 100 pages of daily content about everything from news and life to opinion and sports. It features video, 360 degree photography that can be swiped through, interactive charts, data, read-later functionality, comments, weather, and even crosswords and sudoku. Yes, it contains virtually everything you would expect. The Daily hopes to differentiate itself by its "voice" and "editorial," as well as a very special interface. Apparently, Steve Jobs and Apple had a lot of input, and helped to make it special. The Daily has tons of multimedia elements, a carousel of posts (that you can see below), high quality video and much more. Also, The Daily features a special section dedicated to Apps, which we'll be looking forward to checking out. As for pricing, the Daily will be available for free during a two week trial period courtesy of Verizon, then it will cost $.99 per week or $39.99 if you subscribe for an entire year. Apple is also making it possible to bill you recurrently once a week or once a year. This new payment system will be rolled out to the rest of the App Store publishers in the future. Update: The Daily is now available for download, go check it out.
The Daily Holdings, Inc.