Posts Tagged: The Daily
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Flashback, 2011: Newsstand and the Ipad Are "A New Dawn for Publishers"

"Apple’s Newsstand launched with the release of iOS 5 on October 12th, and by any measure, it appears to be a big win for Apple and for publishers alike. Since the iPad took the technology world by storm 18 months ago, it’s been an interesting time for publishers with several notable App Store rejections, industry confusion about how to implement tablet subscriptions, and a fair amount of criticism of Apple’s 30% revenue share. It appears now that Newsstand is the real deal, delivering on the iPad’s promise of a new dawn for publishers. Huzzah!"

That was from November 29th, 2011, just over a year ago, and it came with the [...]

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Murdoch's The Daily Already Inspiring The Internet

Interested in The Daily but still not sure it's worth buying an iPad for? Check out The Daily: Indexed and The Daily Daily and the inevitable other bunch of Tumblrs that follow in their wake.

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Anticipated Demise Occurs

The long-expected death of The Daily, the iPad publication of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, has finally come to pass. Layoffs took place over the summer, when the publication discarded 50 of its 170 workers. Eleven months ago, The Daily's plans for becoming profitable were described as such: "A $30 million tablet-only news publication… with 100,000 subscribers paying 99 cents a week or $39.99 a year, and 250,000 unique readers each month, The Daily is on target to break even in five years." The Daily cost $500,000 per week, and that was just according to the company.

Our best goes out to people who are losing their jobs [...]

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'The Daily' Really Is the "New York Post Goes to College"

As you know if you have been near the Internet, everyone is discussing The Daily, the Rupert Murdoch iPad publication that launched yesterday. You can meet the man who runs it, much-beloved of the Murdochs! The reviews are… all over the place. There is love! There is hate! I have not yet truly indulged but I have been reading some of their web-published stories, such as this very unusual feature: "AMISH SMUGGLERS' SHADY MILK RUN"! It's very bizarre stylistically. It has the short paragraphs and quirks of the Post—it opens with an "intriguing" and cloudy scene: a mysterious man delivers "contraband" to Manhattan! Oh gosh! But [...]

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'The Daily' Is 'On Target' to 'Break Even' in 'Five Years'

Here's today's fascinating and maybe really unlikely media assertion from the Times: "A $30 million tablet-only news publication… with 100,000 subscribers paying 99 cents a week or $39.99 a year, and 250,000 unique readers each month, The Daily is on target to break even in five years."

Hooray! They made it! Just five short years to breaking even. Well, it… could be.

"News Corp. has spent $30 million on development (which has been 'written off') of The Daily and current costs are less than $500,000 per week," according to Folio, a year ago. Okay, so maybe if you attributed the original $30 million to News Corp. itself [...]

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Murdoch's iPad Paper: At Least the Weather Looks Bananas!

Here are some (further) thoughts on Rupert Murdoch's forthcoming iPad publication, and these thoughts summarize the situation as: "Why is half the city rooting for its demise, and the other half greeting its arrival like the second coming?" Okay, everyone step outside the bubble! You know the New York Post has an average circulation of about half a million, right? So I would maybe rephrase this as "1/2 of the City doesn't actually read publications in English, and anyway 7/8ths of the City doesn't care at all, although 1/16th of the City is rooting for Murdoch's demise, and the other 1/16th is all 'Yay Murdoch, let me [...]