Extra! Extra! Read All About It! iPad-Only Newspaper Coming in February

Apple and The News Corp. today sent invitations to the launch of The Daily, an iPad only newspaper which will be unveiled at New York's Solomon Guggenheim Museum on February 2.

The Daily was originally set to launch on January 19, but technical glitches postponed the much-anticipated event. Steve Jobs, cheif executive of Apple, was scheduled to attend the first planned launch, but he will be unable to make the second due to a medical leave.

Many industry insiders are speculating that The Daily signals a change in the App store pay structure for newspapers and magazines which currently forces customers to purchase digital versions of print publications one at a time and pay newstand premium prices. Could a subscription option be underway? I hope so!

News Corp executive James Murdoch said the digital news service will be a more affordable 0.99 a week.

Rupert Murdoch, News Corporation CEO, and Apple vice president of Internet services Eddy Cue will both be at the next week's launch which will begin at 11 a.m. EST. Stay tuned for details.

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