Rupert Murdoch’s iPad Newspaper Announces Launch Date


After weeks of delays, News Corp. has officially announced that the launch of Rupert Murdoch’s iPad newspaper The Daily will take place on Wednesday, February 2 at the Guggenheim Museum. Despite earlier rumors, we’re now hearing that Steve Jobs will not be in attendance, but Apple’s VP of Internet Services, Eddy Cue, will be. From what little we’ve already seen, The Daily‘s content doesn’t look to be much different that what we’d see on the cover of the New York Post; that said, a staff that includes editor Sasha Frere-Jones and critic Heather Havrilesky suggests that there will be some meatier features as well. And for a $4.25 monthly subscription, we think most iPad users will be willing to risk it. Are you planning to check it out?