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12:55 PM ET, February 2, 2011

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The Daily:
Press Release  —  New York, NY, February 2, 2011 - Today Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of News Corporation, unveiled The Daily — the industry's first national daily news publication created from the ground up for iPad.  “New times demand new journalism,” said Mr. Murdoch.
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Kit Eaton / Fast Company:
Apple and News Corps.  “The Daily” Newspaper Hits The iPad, For $0.99 a Week or $40 a Year  —  The media world has been impatiently waiting for Apple's iPad daily newspaper, built as a collaboration between Steve Jobs' company and Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. for months.
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
All The Daily Details Leaked  —  Just minutes before the presentation, here are all the details of Murdoch's The Daily iPad newspaper, sent by Rupert himself.  $40 will get you a subscription to 365 days of these contents:  —  • Over 100 pages of original news, life, entertainment, opinion and sports-every single day of the year
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:
News Corp.'s ‘The Daily’ to debut Wednesday (live blog)  —  There hasn't been this much buzz about a News Corp. digital product since the heyday of MySpace, but we're sure that the people behind “The Daily”—a highly anticipated daily news publication designed for the iPad—are hoping for better long-term sustainability.
Mark Milian / CNN:
A peek at The Daily's iPad news app  —  (CNN) — News Corporation owns several publications that are more than a century old.  On Wednesday, the company will announce and then begin distributing its brand-new take on a news outfit built for the 21st century.
Colby Hall / Mediaite:
Fox News Interrupts News Coverage To Promote Launch Of ‘The Daily’  —  Today is the sort of day that news programmers dream of, though some may see this as more of a nightmare.  There is no shortage of big stories today, clearly headlined by incredibly compelling live footage …
Discussion: Media Decoder
Jeff Jarvis / @jeffjarvis:
Daily will not be free on the web. Linked article can be seen for free; rest not.
Discussion: @mathewi
@paidcontent:   Murdoch confirms $30M investment, already written off. Will cost less than half-mil a week to run. Inexpensive for $NWS. #thedaily ~@sdkstl
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
The Daily Is Doomed! the Daily Is a Hit!
Nicholas Carlson / SAI:
LEAKED: AOL's Master Plan  —  Two years into his tenure as AOL CEO, Tim Armstrong is stepping on the gas.  —  By April, he wants AOL editorial to increase its stories per month from 33,000 to 55,000.  —  He wants pageviews per story to jump from 1,500 to 7,000.
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Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
New York Times Staffers Using Apple iPhone 4 for Video News Gathering, “A Huge Game Changer” Says Paper's Video Chief  —  WASHINGTON, DC — The New York Times is providing reporters with the Apple iPhone 4 to record and upload videos via an Aspera App to the paper's server.
Discussion: WebNewser
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
I Worked on the AOL Content Farm & It Changed My Life
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Exclusive: An Early Look At News.me, The New York Times' Answer To The Daily  —  Tomorrow, all eyes will be on the launch of News Corp's iPad newspaper The Daily, but huddled away in a downtown loft in New York City's meatpacking district a team from betaworks and the New York Times …
The Huffington Post:
Anderson Cooper Attacked By Pro-Mubarak Mob  —  Anderson Cooper and his crew were attacked by supporters of Hosni Mubarak in Cairo on Wednesday.  CNN's Steve Brusk tweeted that Cooper was punched in the head ten times.  —  The incident came as pro-Mubarak supporters attacked protesters calling for the Egyptian president to step down.
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Katie Couric / @katiecouric:   Outside square Pro mubarak protestors very hostile...wouldn't let us shoot video, pushing etc another photog just got punched and maced
Dan Duray / New York Observer:
The End of Blogging … “I don't really see a blog business,” said Nick Denton over gchat.  He still wasn't sold on the idea of an interview regarding his sites' redesign, scheduled to debut tomorrow, and seemed to be attempting an escape.  “I should find you that old post …
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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Two Hints at Stepped-Up Media Rivalry in Online Streaming  —  The increasing importance of Internet rights for television channels and shows has been vividly demonstrated twice in the last few days.  —  Comcast and Time Warner announced an unusually comprehensive pact on Tuesday that covers …
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Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent:
Comcast, Time Warner Expand TV Everywhere
Dan Hodges:
Leaked Labour email: lay off Murdoch  —  Opposition leader attempts to turn down the heat on the phone-hacking scandal.  —  An email, forwarded on behalf of Ed Miliband's director of strategy, Tom Baldwin, to all shadow cabinet teams warns Labour spokespeople to avoid linking hacking with the BSkyB bid …
Robert Niles / Online Journalism Review:
Two authors' stories illustrate why some journalists profit online, and others fail  —  By Robert Niles: An e-mail and a tweet last week pointed me to two blog posts that expressed completely different ways that two writers have addressed the challenge of a changing media marketplace.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Bloomberg:
Apple Rejects Sony's E-Reader Software Amid Concerns About Sales Erosion  —  Apple Inc. rejected a proposed digital-book application by Sony Corp. amid concerns that the software's payment-handling system would erode Apple's sales.  —  Sony's e-reader application wasn't allowed …
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Andrew Hampp / AdAge:
‘Angry Birds’ Flock to the Super Bowl  —  Secret Code for Popular Mobile Game to Be Embedded in 30-Second ‘Rio’ Spot  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — The biggest craze in mobile games is coming to the biggest game on TV: 20th Century Fox is teaming up with Rovio's “Angry Birds” …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Push Pop Press  —  My general policy is not to link to teaser sites, on the grounds that there's plenty of stuff that's actually shipping to write about and draw attention to.  But, there are exceptions.  —  Push Pop Press is an exception.  —  Their teaser site, which opened today, offers this description:
Discussion: NetworkEffect and MacStories
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
“You are what you read”: NYT CTO Marc Frons on the paper's new article recommendation engine  —  The New York Times has been talking for a while about how it wants to create a more personalized, engagement-oriented user experience.  And quietly, late last week, the paper took another step in that direction …
Discussion: Poynter and FishbowlNY
New York Times:
A Hacking Case Becomes a War of the Tabloids  —  LONDON — It was a classic tabloid scoop: a young woman's account of a two-year affair with the actor Ralph Fiennes, spiced up with racy details of what he liked to do and how he liked to do it.  Three newspapers — The Sunday Mirror …
Discussion: Guardian
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
NewsCore chases down breaking wire stories for Murdoch's media empire  —  NewsCore, the internal wire service of Rupert Murdoch's worldwide media empire, News Corporation, launched on Dec. 15, 2009.  The story of how it was conceived begins about two years earlier.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Interview: John Menzies Reboots Its Digital Publishing Business  —  John Menzies is returning to digital publishing by launching a consultancy agency to jump aboard booming publisher interest in digital editions.  —  In 2008, the UK newspaper and magazine distributor launched John Menzies Digital …
Kat Stoeffel / New York Observer:
The Power Booker: Katie Thomson Is Piers Morgan's New Fixer  —  When The Observer met Katie Thomson at Landmarc restaurant in Columbus Circle, we wanted to congratulate her.  We were beaten to it.  —  “Monica Lewinsky sent a note saying congratulations,” she said.
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Al Jazeera Finds New Paths In U.S.  —  New ways to watch Al Jazeera English in the United States keep popping up — but not on cable or satellite systems.  —  On Monday, YouTube started promoting a live stream of the channel, supplementing the channel's own Web stream.
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Time Warner Cable Buys Enterprise Hosting And Cloud Services Company NaviSite For $230M  —  Time Warner Cable has just announced that it has acquired NaviSite, a provider of enterprise-class hosting, managed application, messaging and cloud services, for $5.50 per share in cash, or $230 million.
David Cohen / WebNewser:
Super Sunday for Hulu AdZone  —  Super Bowl XLV will mark AdZone IV for Hulu, as each Super Bowl commercial will be streamed via the video site immediately after airing during Fox's telecast of the game.  —  Fans can vote on this year's top ads, follow the voting via a real-time leader board …
Discussion: AdAge and Gothamist
 
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