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[ENG] The Daily iPad 'newspaper' launches, $.99 weekly or $39.99 per year

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Rupert Murdoch's iPad-only magazine The Daily, once described as "The New York Post Goes to College," is now a go. Launched at a New York event this morning, it pledges to offer "the best of traditional journalism" with "the best of contemporary technology" like 360 degree photos and, naturally, lots of fancy multimedia content that is all pushed directly to the iPad every day. It's priced at $.99 per week or $39.99 annually and launches today, unsurprisingly with Egypt taking the "cover" image. The team behind the new-age zine showed off plenty of that technology, including a magazine-like reading interface, letting you flip through pages, and a "carousel," that gives you a higher-level view of the pages for easier browsing.

http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/02/the-daily-ipad-newspaper-launches/

This really is a FANTASTIC news app. $40 a year for daily, original content can't be beat. The general layout and interaction with it is spot on. It's not just some lame news aggregator.
 
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What will they think of next?
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>iPad

Nope.
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Murdoch and news lol
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Not exactly sure what this would have over Pulse.
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Great, if you like reading fox news with a fancier interface.
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It cost too much. There is no manufacturing or logistics involved because its digital, so why does it cost so much?
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Rupert Murdoch's iPad-only magazine The Daily, once described as "The New York Post Goes to College," is now a go. Launched at a New York event this morning, it pledges to offer "the best of traditional journalism"

Does not compute. You can get a higher quality of news by reading the graffiti in a bar toilet.
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What types of people is this marketed for? Most businessmen have specific papers they read. Most on the subway have free paper to read. The average user has many to choose from, in addition to online new feeds. That leaves what, hipster?
    
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I find this fairly pointless. Couldn't people just go on websites of the news they watch regularly considering they have a nice large screen that is suitable for that?
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