Checking In on The Daily

Friday, February 04, 2011

Farhad Manjoo, technology columnist for Slate, discusses the potential and the perils of The Daily, Rupert Murdoch's new iPad-only news service and whether it can survive in a closed medium in which articles can't be easily relinked, retweeted, or aggregated.


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Comments [8]

Amy from Manhattan

It's not so much that The Daily's running the interview w/Rep. Giffords is in bad taste as that it's blatantly self-serving, since she so enthusiastically recommends the iPad--the only device The Daily is available on!

Feb. 06 2011 12:25 PM

Sounds like junk to me.

Feb. 04 2011 11:11 AM
wayne from brooklyn

Andy Baio of has created a "free" aggregated TOC of thedaily here

Feb. 04 2011 10:59 AM
Mike Caprio from Brooklyn, NY

The reason why the Daily is iPad only is because the iPad is its own domain, and Murdoch doesn't want to use the Internet for distribution any more. Apple has made a closed system, as opposed to the open web.

Feb. 04 2011 10:59 AM
Michael Green

The daily is just a ploy to change Fox's image. Why they bought the Wall Street Journal and now this ipad merger. It's still Fox news who brought us such investigative journalists as Glenn Beck and Bill O'Reilly. It's akin to when McDonalds changes design and has free's still bad food. They targeted me at my bicycle blog as an attempt to reach out to the hip and cool. I declined. But it was interesting that they cold called me and asked me to plug it. I can't promote something owned by the same people who own the NY POST who constantly bash cyclists and the DOT's recent infrastructure changes. Look out. The Daily will be full engaged in targeting you.

Feb. 04 2011 10:57 AM
use flipboard from queens

Flipboard is way way better.

Feb. 04 2011 10:57 AM
Conde Nastawetdsaf

Much of Conde Naste's top talent is jumping ship because of the ipad on top of the jobs they get paid for. Double workload while health and other benefits cut. Is Murdoch able to attract this newly available talent pool?

Feb. 04 2011 10:54 AM
Melody from NYC

A friend of mine has a trial copy on his iPad. It's just like one of Murdoch's tabloids, but in electronic form. Yea, there's semi-cool graphics, but as far as content, I certainly have no use for it.

Feb. 04 2011 10:53 AM

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