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Monday, November 22, 2010
USAT | Handicapping Murdoch's 'Daily' iPad app
As the USA Today aircraft carrier slowly turns toward the iPad, Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. is rapidly pouring $30 million into The Daily, an iPad-centered newspaper with a staff of 100, set to appear at the beginning of next year. New York Times media columnist David Carr has some doubts, however.
"As innovative as it seems, The Daily will be a newspaper, an ancient motif on a modern device,'' Carr writes today. "It will be produced into the evening, and then a button will be pushed and it will be 'printed' for the next morning. There will be updates — the number of which is still under discussion — but not at the velocity or with the urgency of a news website."