News Corp releases The Daily; the iPad-only daily newspaper

Justin Cauchon February 2, 2011 0

Today News Corp announced The Daily, an iPad-only daily news source that takes advantage of all of the iPad’s unique capabilities like swiping, sliding, zooming, etc. The Daily is published 365 days a year and covers everything you could image. Upon reading The Daily, you will be able to read breaking news, sports, pop culture, entertainment, apps, games, technology, opinion, celebrity gossip and more. Not only that, The Daily is constantly updated throughout the day to reflect news happening that day. The Daily is live in the App Store and offers a two-week free trial from the date of the download, you don’t even need to enter your credit card number. After the two-week trial finishes, you can pay $0.99 a week or $39.99 for an entire year subscription. Got another tablet? Don’t worry, The Daily will be offered on additional tablets in the coming months.

The Daily had some interesting features that makes it unique to other magazines you may have seen in the App Store. Here are some highlights:

  • Original content every single day of the year
  • Original videos
  • 360-degree photos you can explore by swiping
  • Immersive photography
  • Interactive charts, info-graphics and clickable hot spots
  • The option to save articles to read later
  • Web-friendly versions of articles you can share via Twitter, Facebook and e-mail
  • Your favorite sports teams’ scores, news and photos
  • In-app commenting — including audio comments
  • Your local weather
  • Crossword and sudoku puzzles every day

Rupert Murdoch, CEO of News Corp explained, “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. And as we continue to improve and evolve, we are going to use the best in new technology to push the boundaries of reporting.”

Even Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO, is excited about the launch saying, “News Corp. is redefining the news experience with The Daily… We think it is terrific and iPad users are really going to embrace it.”

The Daily Website

Download The Daily (iTunes App Store Link)

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