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News Corp unveils first iPad daily news

2011-02-03 01:16:52 GMT+7 (ICT)

NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and CEO of News Corporation on Wednesday unveiled the first national daily news publication for iPad.

The Daily is the first news publication created exclusively for the iPad. The application was also launched in the Apple App Store. The publication was designed as new times demand new journalism, according to Murdoch.

"The magic of great newspapers lies in their serendipity and surprise, and the touch of a good editor," said the News Corp CEO. "We're going to bring that magic to The Daily to inform people, to make them think, to help them engage in the great issues of the day."

The Daily uses the newest technology to create a unique mix of text, photography, audio, video, information graphics, touch interactivity and real-time data and social feeds.

"News Corp is redefining the news experience with The Daily," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "We think it is terrific and iPad users are really going to embrace it."

The application is available on the App Store as a subscription at just 99 cents a week or $39.99 per year. The Daily is led by Editor-in-Chief Jesse Angelo and Publisher Greg Clayman.

The publication is expected to publish up to 100 pages per day. The content will be focused on six key areas: news, sports, gossip and celebrity, opinion, arts and life, and apps and games.

Subscribers will also be allowed to leave comments on the stories in text or audio form. In addition, The Daily will feature Sudoku and crossword puzzles, localized weather reports, and a customizable sports package.

The application features highly intuitive navigation tools that facilitate browsing content. The articles can also be shared via Facebook, Twitter and email. Advertising is offered in completely interactive full-page ad units that can be customized.

"We believe The Daily will be the model for how stories are told and consumed in this digital age," Murdoch concluded.


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News Corp unveils a whole lot more ... Interesting that there's nothing in the World News section about Rupert Murdoch, News Corp, the corrupt British police, the frightened MP's or all the innocent victims of Rupert's phone hacking.

Hugh Grant summarizes at least a few of those areas rather nicely on YouTube:

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Yep, I've been surprised by that. Probably the biggest news story in the UK since 7/7, and easily the biggest political scandal in decades. Every day brings fresh revelations, and it's even spreading to the US with claims that 9/11 victim's families were subject to phone hacking.

Now we're getting all 3 political leaders uniting (against the takeover of BSkyB). I can't think of any other occasion in my lifetime when such a thing happened.

I should think Murdoch's sweating on this iPad app, as he's closed down his most profitable UK newspaper (News of the World) and pundits are speculating he may sell all the rest of his UK press titles.

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