News Corp officially launched The Daily on Wednesday at a special media event in New York City. The Daily is an iPad-exclusive daily news publication that includes multimedia content, Twitter and Facebook sharing, and more.
News Corp’s The Daily
Subscribers will be able to view three dimensional photos in articles, view inline videos, listen to related audio, post text and audio comments for articles, save articles for later reading, and display customizable sports and weather feeds. New content will be published every day, and breaking news updates will be published throughout the day as necessary.
Issues cost US$0.14 a day, or $40 a year — which breaks down to $0.11 a day. That $40 a year subscription comes courtesy of a new subscription feature Apple introduced just for The Daily launch.
According to Apple’s vice president of Internet Services, Eddie Cue, the new subscription feature will be available to other publishers, but he wasn’t ready to say when that would happen.
The Daily app requires an iPad and is available as a free download at Apple’s iTunes-based App Store now.