First iPad newspaper launches in New York

Today, Murdoch bets an estimated $30 million on his hunch that a new generation of iPad users will pay for an online newspaper.

The Daily, a digital newspaper made exclusively for iPad by News Corp, is available to readers prepared to pay 62 p a week for a daily dose of US-focused news and entertainment. With around a hundred journalists producing original content that will be updated once a day only, the innovation is in the delivery rather than the journalism.

Meanwhile, a bunch of New York digirati are producing their version of an iPad news app, reports TechCrunch. News.me is where social media meets news aggregation – an app that filters news from your Twitter account to produce a kind of personalised news stream.

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