Rupert Murdoch’s woes continue as his UK newspaper, The Sun, is hacked by Lulzsec with a fake story falsely claiming Rupert Murdoch passed away overnight at the age of 80 through the intake of “palladium”.
If you’ve been hankering to get a gander at Rupert Murdoch’s new iPad-only electronic newspaper, and haven’t wanted to stuff around creating a free US iTunes account, good news – you can now get your official dose of The Daily, down under!
There’s been plenty of buzz over Rupert Murdoch and News Corp’s “The Daily” daily iPad newspaper over the past couple of months, and while it was supposed to be here by now, potentially launched with Steve Jobs’ on-stage help, the latest reports say launch day is January 17.
Back in 2009, Rupert Murdoch closed the London Times down with a paywall, preventing even Google from perusing the stories contained within. Approximately 200,000 subscribers later (or 130,751 if you’re to believe PaidContent), the experiment was clearly a failure.
Rupert Murdoch’s statement that the iPad is a game changer is being tested by the man himself, apparently with a bit of Apple’s help, with the launch of a US-centric new “Daily” iPad newspaper that’s iPad-only, meaning no print or web editions, and a fee of US 99c per week. Will it sell?
So this guy, Rupert Murdoch, who is supposed to know a thing or two about news and technology, tweeted this out today:
Today. Is anniversary of Steve Jobs' death. We miss him, always will.— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) October 28, 2012
That’s nice, except that Steve Jobs passed away on October 5th, 2011.