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In early 2011, Robert Murdoch's News Corp took the wraps off The Daily, a new, iPad-centric newspaper that was supposed to revolutionize the digital news business. Murdoch himself described the paper as "unique mix of text, photography, audio, video, information graphics, touch interactivity and real-time data and social feeds provides its editors with the ability to decide not only which stories are most important." It was also the first app to use Apple's in-app subscription system, which allowed charges to be billed directly to your iTunes account without needing to open another window or register... Read more...
Following the recent release of News Corp.'s "The Daily" app, Apple today made official a new subscription service available to all publishers of content-based apps on the App Store. This includes magazines, newspapers, video, music, and more. Apple says subscriptions will be sold using the same App Store billing system already in place, providing a seamless transition to a new way of doing business. "Our philosophy is simple — when Apple brings a new subscriber to the app, Apple earns a 30 percent share; when the publisher brings an existing or new subscriber to the app, the publisher keeps... Read more...
When the iPad was created, some analysts suspected that it would mark the second coming of the magazine and newspaper industry. When subscription numbers started to fall, some suspected that it would be e-readers and tablets picking up the slack. To date, that hasn't really been the case. A few really amazing looking magazines have been ported to the iPad, but it's not often that you hear anyone raving about their new iPad newspaper subscription. Rupert Murdoch, chairman and CEO of News Corporation, is hoping to really round the corner on this fledgling business. The executive launched The Daily... Read more...