Rupert Murdoch’s Daily for iPad Debuts Feb. 2
The Daily, the iPad newspaper News Corp. was supposed to unveil a few weeks ago, has a new launch date and a new venue for its debut: Feb. 2 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.
News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch will preside over the event, which was originally to be held at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. But he won’t be accompanied by Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who recently took another medical leave of absence. Instead, he’ll be joined Eddy Cue, Apple vice president of Internet services–the guy who runs the the iTunes Store.
The Daily, as MediaMemo’s Peter Kafka previously reported, is expected to use a new “push” subscription feature from Apple, where iTunes automatically bills customers on a weekly or monthly basis, and a new edition shows up on customers’ iPads every morning. Tweaks to that feature are reportedly the cause of the delayed launch.
News Corp., which owns this Web site, reports earnings this afternoon.