Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Daily changes cover and adds story as events in Egypt make Craig's List Rep. story fade in importance

It seemed an obviously bad decision by the editors of The Daily: featuring the Rep. Christopher Lee/Craig's List story on its "cover" this morning, while completely ignoring the continuing events in Egypt.
But tablets are not print newspaper, are they? So the editors have adjusted by changing the 'cover' of the front of today's edition of The Daily, and inserted a hastily written two page story so that the iPad-only digital newspaper appears more timely and relevant.

And now Egypt awaits word from Hosni Mubarak about whether he will step down as President, leave the country, surrender some powers, or stubbornly remain to fight yet another day.

Yahoo today announced that it would launch a tablet-based digital newsstand that it hopes will attract publishers to offer their content through their service, named Livestand.
“Adoption of tablets and mobile phones is exploding, and digital media isn't keeping up," said Blake Irving, executive vice president and chief product officer for Yahoo! in a statement. "Consumers can't find the publications they buy off the newsstand, and publishers and advertisers can't reach the audiences they want to serve.”

Yahoo! hopes to launch the digital newsstand for Apple's iPad and Android tablets in an app some time in the first half of this year.