Thursday, January 27, 2011

New date and place announced for 'The Daily" event; Eddy Cue, head of Internet services, will represent Apple

It's back on: News Corp. has announced that they will unveil their new digital publication designed for the iPad at an event at the Guggenheim Museum in New York on February 2 at 11 EST.

While Rupert Murdoch will still represent News Corp. at the event, Apple will be represented by Eddy Cue, Apple's vice president of Internet services, the division in charge of iTunes and the App Store.

According to the NYT story by Brian Stelter, a spokeswoman has confirmed that the media app will be available on that date, as well.

The original event was scheduled for January 19 but was postponed. While no reason was given for the postponement, it is assumed that News Corp. could not launch its app until Apple had agreed to a new subscription structure within the App Store. This change may come with an iOS update -- and then again, it may not.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs was originally scheduled to appear at the News Corp. event but has since announced that he will go on another medical leave of absence.

Yes, TNM is still pretty much shut down while I fight the flu. It's just hard to stay away completely.