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News Corp. and Apple Unveil The Daily

samzenpus posted more than 3 years ago | from the foxy-apps dept.

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RedEaredSlider writes "The Daily, the digital publication designed specifically for Apple's iPad, is now available on the App Store. The publication's launch came during a press event at New York's Guggenheim Museum. News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch and Apple Vice President of Internet Services Eddy Cue were joined by The Daily's Editor-in-Chief Jesse Angelo. The Daily, which copies the look and feel of a newspaper or magazine, is aimed at embracing the multimedia capabilities of Apple's iPad. Rupert Murdoch said that The Daily offers 'unthinkable innovations' to the world of publishing."

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Evil reaches the iPad (4, Insightful)

N3tRunner (164483) | more than 3 years ago | (#35083112)

I'm not sure why Apple would want to get involved in this manner with the greatest evil in our world today, News Corp. If they want to make an app for the iPad, that's fine, but I don't see why Apple would want to publicize this new app as forging some kind of relationship between the two companies.

Re:Evil reaches the iPad (3, Insightful)

frizop (831236) | more than 3 years ago | (#35083188)

This is exactly how I feel. What in the world would make you want to be a purveyor of obviously one sided misinformation?

Re:Evil reaches the iPad (1, Flamebait)

RightSaidFred99 (874576) | more than 3 years ago | (#35083468)

Yeah, they should have teemed up with MSNBC.

Haha.

Re:Evil reaches the iPad (5, Informative)

spun (1352) | more than 3 years ago | (#35083520)

False equivalency. Fox News has been proven, again and again, to lie on air nearly continuously. Heck, they fought and won a lawsuit [relfe.com] defending their right to lie on air.

Please, when you make an outrageous claim such as implying that MSNBC lies as much as Fox, try to back it up with some data. I realize you can't, as there is no data showing that, so perhaps you should just refrain from spreading lies. Fox has that covered.

Re:Evil reaches the iPad (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35083668)

u mad?

Re:Evil reaches the iPad (1, Insightful)

spun (1352) | more than 3 years ago | (#35083948)

Nah, I find idiots and their "news" hilarious. It's like watching monkeys watching monkey news, with the monkey anchors flinging poop at the monkey audience, and vice versa.

Re:Evil reaches the iPad (2)

just_another_sean (919159) | more than 3 years ago | (#35083880)

I tend to agree but I think the parent was making a statement about bias, not how trustworthy one is over the other. MSNBC does have a pretty obvious bias to the left. I don't think they're outright as disingenuous as FoxNews so I think you're right, it's not a fair comparison. But if you look at strictly from a NPOV perspective neither of them are shining pillars of neutral and fair journalism. That said, not many news organizations are anymore because, being owned by big media companies, ratings and revenue trump the truth every time.

Re:Evil reaches the iPad (3, Insightful)

spun (1352) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084002)

No, MSNBC has a centrist pro-corporate bias. You might be surprised to find out that MSNBC is not some grass roots hippie mom and pop operation, but is owned by a rather large and conservative corporation. Morning Joe, anyone? Okay, I guess they did have this Olbermann guy on there for a while, to throw a sop to the liberals, but the owners couldn't stand him, so they got rid of him.

Re:Evil reaches the iPad (1, Troll)

osgeek (239988) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084322)

I'm a junkie for all the news channels. I just flip through them whenever they show commercials and stop when there's an actual program on. They all have noticeable biases and lie implicitly and explicitly. There was a study over the 2008 elections that showed Fox was the most balanced when talking about the candidates of all the networks during the news coverage (study wasn't over the opinion shows). Go figure.

It seems somewhat likely that there is more data on Fox's fabrications because it's a target. That's due to its popularity, its outlier nature when compared to the bulk of other television media, and the particular type of bias it exhibits. The type of people likely to create a Youtube channel to show us Fox fabrications are unlikely to have a problem with the slant of MSNBC reporting.

Re:Evil reaches the iPad (1)

spun (1352) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084482)

Ahahaha, who did that study, Fox? Nobody lies half as much as Fox. No other news outlet has given the finger to actual reporting as much as Fox has. And given Fox's popularity, why haven't its viewers set up their own youtube channels showing how the "lamestream media" (their words for everything non-Fox) lies? It is because the rest of the media does not lie nearly as much. All the mainstream media are owned by large corporations, and serve corporate interests, even MSNBC. That is why Morning Joe is still on then air, but Olbermann is not. Corporate media are all biased in favor of the corporate agenda, serving the 10 percent of citizens that own 90 percent of the country. You and I aren't in that top ten percent (I'm guessing you make less than a quarter million a year?) so, we do not really have any media in this country that speak on our behalf.

There is nothing equivalent to Fox News anywhere else in the western world. It is more akin to the government run propaganda outlet of some third world dictatorship.

Re:Evil reaches the iPad (1)

Samalie (1016193) | more than 3 years ago | (#35083560)

They should have teamed up with FoxNews

There...fixed that for you

Re:Evil reaches the iPad (1)

just_another_sean (919159) | more than 3 years ago | (#35083834)

Fixed what? FoxNews is News Corp. so I fail to see how this changes his opinion that MSNBC is as biased as FoxNews,

Re:Evil reaches the iPad (-1)

jellomizer (103300) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084112)

While I agree that Fox News doesn't try to be even close to fare and balanced. But there is a "Liberal Media" Problem, and it isn't really their fault or some deep conspiracy to keep the media left leaning. It is quite simple.
In very Basic terms it comes down to Liberal and Conservative. And I am not talking about Democrat or Republican, and people in both parties will show both traits.
When someone who is Liberal sees a problem they want to fix it.
The Conservative will say well lets leave it as the fix could be worse then the problem.

Both sides have good points. Many times liberals will shoot out put new laws on the books which neither solve the problem or makes new ones that are worse. And the Conservatives will often over look glaring problems.

But when it comes down to media it is easier for the Liberal to get attention as they are actively trying to change something. Because they are talking about it and the Conservative response is No this is a bad idea it will make it worse. So in general their views are made to look evil, greedy, and uncaring, while that may not be the case at all.

For example... Lets say a group wants to change all the Stop signs green. Stating a bunch of crap about how green is easier to see at night, the number of children that can be saved. lowering insurance rates etc.... But the Conservative group will say The world know Red means Stop, this is a stupid idea and in changing the process as most likely in the transition period a lot of people will die from that mistake. Probably more then the problem will fix.

So they end up looking like they don't care about insurance rates, saving kids etc... Just because their stance is to keep things less, vs. fixing things that don't need to be fixed. So using normal media methods it doesn't work.

What FoxNews does is tries to make the "Liberals" seems like a bunch of blabbering idiots who are out to make the world a worse place. Trying to get their views out without making them look like the evil ones.

I don't like either side myself. They need to think of a real way to really get a fare and balanced view out there, without making each other side look bad.

     

Re:Evil reaches the iPad (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35083352)

The combination of Apple's reality distortion field and News Corps own variety of reality distortion field will meld into a new self supporting super reality that they believe will finally envelope all civilizations and extinguish all scepticism and contradictory facts.

Re:Evil reaches the iPad (4, Interesting)

dkleinsc (563838) | more than 3 years ago | (#35083454)

the greatest evil in our world today

I agree that News Corp is evil, but it's hard to call them the "greatest evil in our world today".

Yes, when governments imprison people without trial, torture people, shoot unarmed citizens, encourage companies to fire people for their political views, build a massive surveillance state, etc etc, News Corp is there to cheer them on, hire on their political leaders, and propagandize the population into going along with these measures. But they aren't the ones actually doing it. They are part of the machine, but they aren't the machine, and they definitely aren't the ones controlling the machine.

Re:Evil reaches the iPad (3, Insightful)

poetmatt (793785) | more than 3 years ago | (#35083486)

rupert murdoch is basically the heart and soul of everything that's wrong with things online for the past 10 years, so I don't find i wrong to put a focus on things he owns as being the problem.

go google rupert murdoch failures and the list is amazing. a rich man who does nothing right, is too old for his times, and thinks making artificial scarcity is the way to run a business.

Re:Evil reaches the iPad (1)

zach_the_lizard (1317619) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084068)

IE has been the heart and soul of all that was wrong, and unless he had any part in that, Murdoch is not the most evil thing to the web. He's still at least 1 or 2 steps behind the RIAA and MPAA.

Re:Evil reaches the iPad (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35083556)

I'd also like to point out that Murdoch has a point with his criticism of the BBC providing the entire country with a homogenous government-funded viewpoint to the detriment of its alternative. It's a pity his reasons are so ridiculously transparently self-serving.

Re:Evil reaches the iPad (2)

alvinrod (889928) | more than 3 years ago | (#35083650)

They get a cut of the sales most likely and with traditional newspapers having a lot of financial problems, people are looking for new ways to repackage news and information and make money off of it. If this venture is successful it's likely that others will offer various organs through the App Store, making even more money for Apple.

Also, News Corp has been one of the few companies to actually try different revenue streams. They'll eventually get one right and then the rest of the papers, magazines, etc. that have been sitting around waiting to die might be able to copy whatever model that is to stay afloat. Say what you want about their content, but they've been one of the few companies to actually try and adapt with the times.

Re:Evil reaches the iPad (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35083672)

I'm not sure why Apple would want to get involved in this manner with the greatest evil in our world today, News Corp. If they want to make an app for the iPad, that's fine, but I don't see why Apple would want to publicize this new app as forging some kind of relationship between the two companies.

When two reality distortion fields collide. This should be interesting.

Re:Evil reaches the iPad (5, Funny)

fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) | more than 3 years ago | (#35083680)

They didn't actually want to; but what they needed from News Corp cannot be bought with mere money...

Here is what is really going on: News Corp has a problem: its congenital inability to appeal to anybody under 45 who isn't to the right of Rush Limbaugh. Apple also has a problem: its charismatic overlord is dying.

Now here is where they synergy comes in: Given the fact that Rupert Murdoch has managed to maintain an unnatural state of demi-life since approximately 1347(incidentally, the year the Black Death reached Europe. Coincidence? We report, you decide.), New Corp obviously possesses the knowledge of dark Necromacy that Apple's board needs in order to preserve their most valued corporate asset in near-perpetuity. Apple, for their part, possesses a nigh-hypnotic power over the consumer segments that News Corp cannot reach.

Now you see the real bargain being made here...

Re:Evil reaches the iPad (1)

dkleinsc (563838) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084060)

Given the fact that Rupert Murdoch has managed to maintain an unnatural state of demi-life since approximately 1347

Is Rupert Murdoch some sort of Australian vampire? It's just a question, it's not like I'm insinuating anything.

Re:Evil reaches the iPad (1)

BJ_Covert_Action (1499847) | more than 3 years ago | (#35083772)

I'm not sure why Apple would want to get involved in this manner with the greatest evil in our world today.

Answer: Money.

Re:Evil reaches the iPad (2)

Amorymeltzer (1213818) | more than 3 years ago | (#35083778)

News Corp is one of the largest media companies around and, love it or hate it, the Fox News Channel has been wildly successful. It has more viewers than MSNBC and CNN combined. Slashdot is but a small microcosm of the world and when it comes to American media, Fox and News Corp are the most desired by consumers. You and I don't have to agree ideologically with News Corp, but this is a numbers game making this a huge win for Apple.

Re:Evil reaches the iPad (1)

Frangible (881728) | more than 3 years ago | (#35083848)

Yes, because Apple is deeply ashamed of already having the WSJ on it. Oh, wait... (for those of you not getting the sarcasm, the WSJ is a highly-regarded publication by News Corp that also has an iPad app)

Re:Evil reaches the iPad (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35083912)

Evil reaches the iPad? Apple gets involved with evil?

Walled Paradice. (3, Insightful)

Beelzebud (1361137) | more than 3 years ago | (#35083156)

Now the people telling you exactly what apps you can and can't use, partner with people that tell you exactly what to think.

1984 indeed. iTelescreen.

Re:Walled Paradice. (4, Insightful)

H0p313ss (811249) | more than 3 years ago | (#35083372)

Now the people telling you exactly what apps you can and can't use, partner with people that tell you exactly what to think.

1984 indeed. iTelescreen.

1) Total BS, you can choose not to buy the iPad, or the app, or you can use one of a plethora of other news apps including anything with a website.

2) Paradise

FUD much?

Re:Walled Paradice. (1)

hb79 (917595) | more than 3 years ago | (#35083878)

> you can choose not to buy the iPad, or the app, or you can use one of a plethora of other news apps including anything with a website.

I thought that was the definition of sheeple; that they do not choose.

Re:Walled Paradice. (1)

zach_the_lizard (1317619) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084110)

They chose to follow the leader. We humans at least have the capacity to choose that.

Re:Walled Paradice. (1)

The Fanta Menace (607612) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084384)

A choice between two leaders isn't much of a choice.

Re:Walled Paradice. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35083528)

On the plus side, as long as we have a paradice, we can always play craps.

Re:Walled Paradice. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35083642)

Dude... I pooped. I'm telling you that is stinks. It stinks reeeeaaaly awful.

Re:Walled Paradice. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35083774)

Considering the type of people who are likely to buy the ipad: [http://apple.slashdot.org/story/10/07/27/1234212/iPad-Owners-Are-Selfish-Elites]

Perhaps it's a love triangle made in heaven.

Re:Walled Paradice. (1)

Arancaytar (966377) | more than 3 years ago | (#35083974)

What's a pair o' dice got to do with it?

Re:Walled Paradice. (1)

nine-times (778537) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084162)

Yeah, honestly my first response is, "Can we get this from a reputable news outlet?" Honestly I don't mind paying for some kind of news subscription if it's well done and useful, but I don't trust News Corp.

Re:Walled Paradice. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35084440)

Right. Because the New York Times doesn't have an agenda.

Re:Walled Paradice. (1)

openfrog (897716) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084178)

Now the people telling you exactly what apps you can and can't use, partner with people that tell you exactly what to think.

1984 indeed. iTelescreen.

Agreed. The 1984 Apple commercial, originally shown in... 1984 during the SuperBowl and beautifully shot by Ridley Scott is worth watching again. I am actually surprised at how little Apple value the goodwill they have generated over the years as the small guy holding on against IBM and Microsoft. It seems to me that they are forfeiting vast opportunities over short term gains:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYecfV3ubP8 [youtube.com]

Re:Walled Paradise. (2)

openfrog (897716) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084260)

Sorry to reply to my own post, but I just noticed this and it is too good to miss. Listen to the voice of Big Brother at 00.12. After the welcoming of a new information age, he describes it emphatically as : "A garden of pure ideology".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYecfV3ubP8 [youtube.com]

You cannot make this up.

New Corp. and Apple Unveil The Daily (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35083172)

> New Corp. and Apple Unveil The Daily

News*

Re:New Corp. and Apple Unveil The Daily (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35083396)

Propaganda*

Unthinkable Innovations... (2)

gnarfel (1135055) | more than 3 years ago | (#35083184)

I'm sure these 'unthinkable innovations' will include such wonders as...
  • Printed, movable type! Quick, hide that lest the serfs see it...
  • Embedded images
  • Hyperlinking!
  • Moving pictures, aka animation!
  • [insert other web 0.1 technology here...]

It seems like marketing speak for 'We found out that newspapers aren't making money anymore. Let's hop on this new bandwagon!'

Re:Unthinkable Innovations... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35083326)

. Printed, movable adverts! Quick, hide that lest the serfs see it...

. Embedded adverts

. Hyperlink adverts!

. Moving pictures, aka animated adverts.

Re:Unthinkable Innovations... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35083348)

Dude, HYPERLINKING .

Re:Unthinkable Innovations... (1)

Red Flayer (890720) | more than 3 years ago | (#35083452)

I'm sure these 'unthinkable innovations' will include such wonders as...

When I read "unthinkable innovations" I figured it'd be more along the lines of He Who Lies Dead But Dreaming partnering up with Apple, thusly conjoining two of the five greatest evils ever to beset this Universe.

FWIW, the idea that Murdoch could be an acolyte of Cthulhu doesn't seem that far-fetched, anyway. I mean, while he's a bit easier to cast your gaze upon than one of the Old Ones, something's not quite right with that man.

Re:Unthinkable Innovations... (1)

Polumna (1141165) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084000)

I mean, while he's a bit easier to cast your gaze upon than one of the Old Ones

You think so? I know I lose some of my sanity every time I see him.

Re:Unthinkable Innovations... (1)

Drishmung (458368) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084496)

I mean, while he's a bit easier to cast your gaze upon than one of the Old Ones

If you do in fact speak from experience, then you are, presumably, irredeemably insane.

Re:Unthinkable Innovations... (1)

blair1q (305137) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084364)

"We found out people were getting information from these devices, instead of through our filters."

"unthinkable innovations?" (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35083206)

I think you meant unthinkable ways to stifle innovations.

FTFY.

Re:"unthinkable innovations?" (2)

_Sprocket_ (42527) | more than 3 years ago | (#35083270)

"Unthinkable" in this instance roughly translates to "we want you to stop thinking." Says Murdoch - take THAT, Internet!

Watch them patent it. (0)

Ungrounded Lightning (62228) | more than 3 years ago | (#35083532)

I think you meant unthinkable ways to stifle innovations.

Watch them patent "newspaper on a networked portable computer with display" - then use it to suppress all news reporting on the Internet.

Re:Watch them patent it. (1)

sorak (246725) | more than 3 years ago | (#35083730)

I think you meant unthinkable ways to stifle innovations.

Watch them patent "newspaper on a networked portable computer with display" - then use it to suppress all news reporting on the Internet.

Wouldn't it be more like "means of transmitting content from one or more centralized network devices to another network device"?

Not trying to troll, but those patent applications are so vaguely worded that my example may seem precise by comparison.

Unrelated to TFA (2)

Joe Snipe (224958) | more than 3 years ago | (#35083210)

Click to become a fan of slashdot on facebook? Really?

Re:Unrelated to TFA (2)

click2005 (921437) | more than 3 years ago | (#35083350)

Yes!!! Why converse with slashdotters on slashdot when you can chat on Facebook.

All of that plus (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35084134)

... slashdotters giving away their real names, even if it's not immediately correlated to your /. nick. /. can't find out your name via your IP, but might make deals with FB in exchange for who-knows-what.
Tens of thousands of "likes" show lots of slashdotters otherwise nameless here. What they can't guess is that "oops, that referrer information just told FB who I am!"

Useful when uncle Sam comes a-knocking with a warrant regarding the next random Wikileaks / Anonymous protestor witchhunt.

Re:Unrelated to TFA (1)

Red Flayer (890720) | more than 3 years ago | (#35083622)

Click to become a fan of slashdot on facebook? Really?

Yes.

If you click to become a fan of slashdot on Facebook by the end of this month, you'll be given free lifetime membership to slashdot when they roll out slashdot v4.0 in March.

Fortunately, all the bugs and UI problems will be fixed in v4.0. Unfortunately, this is because v4.0 is when slashdot moves entirely to Facebook, and all stories and comments will be posts on Slashdot's Facebook wall.

Strangest way I've ever heard "no innovation here" (5, Insightful)

xxxJonBoyxxx (565205) | more than 3 years ago | (#35083214)

Rupert Murdoch said that The Daily offers 'unthinkable innovations' to the world of publishing.

In other words, if there are innovations here, they haven't thought of them yet.

All kidding aside, it looks like a return to the "hypercard" fixed width and height presentation that's been on the backburner since the web first beat out print in popularity. (Web articles typically scroll up/down, of course.) In that case, the innovation is "we finally found a way to get you to page through an article with all the ads again - no more 'printable version' for you - muh ha ha ha ha ha!"

Re:Strangest way I've ever heard "no innovation he (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35083436)

Rupert Murdoch said that The Daily offers 'unthinkable innovations' to the world of publishing.

In other words, if there are innovations here, they haven't thought of them yet.

Funny, when I consider the term "unthinkable", I generally use it as a modifier for words like "horrors", "terror", "atrocities", etc...

Re:Strangest way I've ever heard "no innovation he (1)

skids (119237) | more than 3 years ago | (#35083750)

Maybe he meant "unsinkable" but his forked tongue confused the reporter.

Re:Strangest way I've ever heard "no innovation he (1)

0xdeadbeef (28836) | more than 3 years ago | (#35083840)

Yup, frames are hot this season, it's 1998 all over again!

io9.com recently went to that format, and imagine the rest of Gawker will follow. If anyone still reads their crap, I imagine they won't be for long.

I think the future will regard "web 2.0" as a colossal failure, at least at producing a sustainable infrastructure. People tried to make applications out of a document viewer, and people tried to turn documents into applications, and all they really got out of it was a tangled mess of glue code and markup.

As much as I hate Apple's closed ecosystem, it finally made people realize that that the real problem with distributing applications is trust. The browser is a sandboxing runtime, and it succeeded by tricking people into thinking it was somehow a different category from all the other sandboxing runtimes, which they regard as slow and clunkier than native applications.

Remove the trust issues with native applications, and people are WTF do I need this browser for? All my favorite stuff is on the market!

New Corp? (1)

ThePolkapunk (826529) | more than 3 years ago | (#35083230)

What's so new about this corp?

Do you perhaps mean NewS corp?

Re:New Corp? (2)

robot256 (1635039) | more than 3 years ago | (#35083272)

I think I like "New$ Corp" better.

Re:New Corp? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35083380)

HAHAHA! Now that, that my friend is fresh.

Mmm, so fresh.

Re:New Corp? (1)

theY4Kman (1519023) | more than 3 years ago | (#35083542)

Frankly, I want the Old Corp back.

Rupert Murdoch (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35083274)

Found someone stupid enough to buy his bullshit.

Congrats. That's pretty good.

Really. This was the fucktard that wanted to remove his crap from the google search engine. Because they're 'stealing' his air or something.

What's this "New Corp"? Murdoch sold News Corp? (0)

tomhudson (43916) | more than 3 years ago | (#35083282)

Nope, no such luck - just another "It passed the spilling chucker, so we're good" story headline.

D a r n e d !

Rupert Murdoch said that The Daily offers "unthinkable innovations" to the world of publishing.

"New times demand new journalism," Murdoch said. "The devices that modern engineering has put in our hands demand a new service, edited and designed specifically for them."

It doesn't offer "unthinkable innovations" - after all, someone obviously thought of them.

How about a real innovation for Murdoch papers - like reporting the news with a bit less bias?

-- Barbara

Re:What's this "New Corp"? Murdoch sold News Corp? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35083322)

Reality has a not-so-well-known conservative bias.

Re:What's this "New Corp"? Murdoch sold News Corp? (1)

skids (119237) | more than 3 years ago | (#35083788)

Reality has a not-so-well-known conservative bias.

Well, Anonymous Cowards do, at least.

Re:What's this "New Corp"? Murdoch sold News Corp? (2)

gilroy (155262) | more than 3 years ago | (#35083480)

How about a real innovation for Murdoch papers - like reporting the news with a bit less bias?

No, for Murdoch, that would be literally unthinkable... :)

Re:What's this "New Corp"? Murdoch sold News Corp? (1)

BJ_Covert_Action (1499847) | more than 3 years ago | (#35083826)

Why do that when they can keep making money by spreading FUD and ruckus? Besides, the truth is for commies and terrorists. Real patriots take pride in their ignorance and cognitive dissonance!

Call me when its a real news org. (1)

Methos137 (1172787) | more than 3 years ago | (#35083296)

News Corp and Apple. What they couldn't get the Chinese Government to sign off too? Call me when it is a news source someone will really care about or something that can't already be done for free.

Re:Call me when its a real news org. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35083332)

Funny how complain how you complain they aren't a real news organization on slashdot, a site that can't even spell News Corp. right.

rupert murdoch bought myspace (1)

Dan667 (564390) | more than 3 years ago | (#35083310)

he must be a technology genuis. Not like myspace just laid off half their work force.

'unthinkable innovations' (3, Insightful)

macraig (621737) | more than 3 years ago | (#35083388)

Lemme guess: all of those innovations involve revenue generation strategy, right? Knowing Murdoch, it couldn't possibly mean anything else.

Re:'unthinkable innovations' (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35083776)

Why shouldn't he make money? Making money isn't bad.
Using the element of fear, uncertainty, and doubt to sell you underlying political message is what I have a problem with

Re:'unthinkable innovations' (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35083820)

It gets even better! The press event was probably held within the Guggenheim's 70-seat "News Corporation New Media Theater".
http://www.guggenheim.org/new-york/about/host-an-event [guggenheim.org]

Just say that a few times - "News Corporation New Media Theater". It'd be an article tag if they hadn't made the preemptive strike. Classic Orwell doublethink.

Now, for up to the minute reporting on Egypt (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35083430)

... we have "The Daily" foreign policy analyst Sarah Palin.

Re:Now, for up to the minute reporting on Egypt (1)

djcinsb (169909) | more than 3 years ago | (#35083564)

She should know. I hear she can see Egypt from her house.

Re:Now, for up to the minute reporting on Egypt (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35083678)

This Egypt, no doubt. [failblog.org]

Re:Now, for up to the minute reporting on Egypt (1)

Beefslaya (832030) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084088)

This Egypt, no doubt. [failblog.org]

Ask Chris Matthews where the Panama Canal is....

Unthinkable innovations (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35083484)

In the same manner as Hastur is Unspeakable.

how long? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35083500)

How long until the novelty effect of these "unthinkable innovations" wears off? It's just like the iPad ad on tv where you see a magazine with an embedded video.

"OMG it's like Harry Potter in an iPad"... except that I want to _read_ contents I choose from, not be imposed some lame video with (I'm sure that's around the corner too) advertisement before it plays, as we see with flash videos.

Innovation (1)

grasshoppa (657393) | more than 3 years ago | (#35083546)

I'd like less innovation, and more honesty.

The Daily has been part of the Nook since 1.0 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35083602)

The nook has this thing called the Daily. And that's where Daily things go.

Again Apple innovates...

a chance to pay for mindphuking hypenosys (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35083614)

what a break. as was previously mentioned, almost nothing else can happen until all the hungry/scared babies are safe/fed etc.... see you there?

Unthinkable? (1)

dmomo (256005) | more than 3 years ago | (#35083700)

Indeed.

I for one... (2)

Baseclass (785652) | more than 3 years ago | (#35083714)

I for one do NOT welcome our information distorting, control freak, overlords.

Re:I for one... (1)

BJ_Covert_Action (1499847) | more than 3 years ago | (#35083856)

By your powers combined, I am Captain Hide-the-Truth!

Is it just me... (1)

BadPirate (1572721) | more than 3 years ago | (#35083770)

Or does this article seem to be overhyped by the tech blogs at the moment for being such a boring piece of news?

Unlikely bedfellows (1)

PyroMosh (287149) | more than 3 years ago | (#35083818)

Others have called News Corp. Evil, etc. I have no love of Rupert Murdoch, and I'm inclined to agree with the sentiment to a degree, but I think it goes a bit far.

The thing is, that's my opinion. And your opinion. But you have to recognize that not everyone shares it.

That said, I am very, very surprised that Apple is in bed with News Corp. Not because I think Apple should oppose them, or because I think Apple management has any particular political ideology.

But surely Apple must recognize that News Corp. is a terrible mis-match for the large demographic for their shiny toys?

While the iPod / iPhone / iPad demographic has opened up in the past couple years, it's still largely driven by young, wealthy. tech savvy. This demographic trends opposite the direction News Corp has with it's TV and Print Publications in the past.

Unless this is a concerted effort to open up their demographic further, or unless the iPad demo has shifted from that of the iPad / iPod, I don't understand the decision to tie a signature feature to the News Corp brand.

Re:Unlikely bedfellows (0)

BJ_Covert_Action (1499847) | more than 3 years ago | (#35083894)

Think of it kind of like the old guy that has the hot young girlfriend. It's a symbiotic relationship. The old guy gets to use the hot young girlfriend to appear relevant, hip, and still worth noticing. The hot young girlfriend uses the old guy for money to fund her shiny toy collection.

Pay no attention to the fact that both parties are fucking other significant others perpetually. Pay no attention to the fact that neither have any love for one another. Please ignore the fact that there is no way in hell the old guy could get a blow job from the young without hottie her being written in his soon-to-be-invoked will. Nope, it's a real relationship. We promise.

Now excuse me while I go scrub my brain of some of the images that metaphor caused to blossom in my mind's eye.

Re:Unlikely bedfellows (1)

maxume (22995) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084194)

I would guess that there are plenty of wealthy, not particularly tech savvy, older people. And they are a great market for the iPad and iPhone (especially the part where owning one makes them feel more tech savvy).

I would also guess that only a very small section of their market is so put off that they do not buy Apple because of the association (making it a not particularly risky move for Apple).

Re:Unlikely bedfellows (2)

sglewis100 (916818) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084308)

I'm not quite sure they are "in bed with" News Corp. Besides, without News Corp, when I go to NYC every other month, how would I read the Post, with it's awesome sports section? And the WSJ isn't a bad periodical. And for sure, FNC reaches an audience that was starved for cable news that fit their ideals. Whether or not you agree with it, if FNC shut down tomorrow, I'd want to open a channel just like it - lots of money there to be made!

To me, I will download it. It's free for two weeks. So I'll check it out. The IDEA, is a good one. It's been shown that newspapers and magazines are hurting, and that Tablet sales haven't made up for that. It was time for something NEW. Apps like FlipBoard show the concept is possible. If you followed the Q&A of the announcement, you'll find some things:

1) The subscription model is imminently opening up to all publishers.
2) They made reference to being able to provide the demographics to advertisers that they required to keep a premium price for ad sales.

There are some decent concepts in there. Professionally voiced over articles so you can hear a radioesque reading of stories. Tons of videos. If there is going to be something to save the newspaper industry, this might well be the MODEL. If you don't lean right, perhaps you'll want to wait for another institution's release.

I'm sure this was a great partnership. Apple needed a high profile demonstration for the model. Murdoch was willing to invest tens of millions to do a startup.

Missing word in summary (2)

easyTree (1042254) | more than 3 years ago | (#35083882)

The Daily Fanboy, the digital publication designed specifically for Apple's iPad, is now available on the App Store...

FTFY :-)

Lazy bastards! (1)

mrcvp (1130257) | more than 3 years ago | (#35083940)

They can't even come up with something original after the words "the daily"

Re:Lazy bastards! (0)

Kemanorel (127835) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084076)

Not to mention that, but isn't that a "feature" of the Nook? Will we soon see a lawsuit from Barnes & Noble over trademark issues? Maybe B&N forgot to register that particular trademark...

Oh, and yeah, FUCK Rupert Murdoch. Fuck him with a chainsaw.

Tread lightly (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35084100)

I remember back in November, a bi-monthly Android magazine was rejected from the App store for no reason other than it was "just about Android"

In fact, here's the exact reason the app dev was given: "“You know your magazine, It’s just about Android. we can’t have that in our App Store.”

Now, you may say "So what? Of course Apple wouldn't want a magazine like that on their store." But think about it; Apple rejected a perfectly good App, for no reason other than the content it reported on. What happens if this digital newspaper publishes an unflattering report about an Apple product? Or better yet, what if they *don't* publish such a report, for no reason other than wanting to stay on good terms with the company that *controls* their delivery platform?

new slogans (1, Funny)

blair1q (305137) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084340)

"We've got a paranoid delusion for that."

"We decide. You download."

Rupert Murdoch... (1)

telekon (185072) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084408)

Rupert Murdoch said that The Daily offers 'unthinkable innovations' to the world of publishing.

Rupert Murdoch and News Corporation: always setting out to do the unthinkable.

Too Late To Change (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35084464)

Steve Jobs is the new Gordon Brown: a greedy control freak abandoning his core base and kissing up to Murdoch. Apple is now just a company by the rich for the rich. Like Gordon Brown made David Cameron look good Steve Jobs is making Steve Ballmer look good. When all that iTunes revenue dries up Apple will be as fucked as Labour when the banking crisis hit.

Apple could avoid that by making their products more affordable, reverse the braindead decision to drop XServe, and sell a shrink wrapped OS X to the masses but they won't do it. As long as nobody in Apple has the balls to stand up to Steve Jobs and the revenue keeps rolling in they have no incentive to change. The problem is when they do it may be too late.

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