Rupert Murdoch, Steve Jobs Launch Event for The Daily Delayed
News Corp.'s iPad newspaper is still expected to be unveiled within weeks once subscription kinks are worked out.
NEW YORK - News Corp. and Apple have delayed the launch of the media conglomerate's much-anticipated iPad newspaper The Daily to fix kinks in the subscription platform that it plans to employ, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.
It said the launch is weeks, not months, away.
The digital paper was supposed to be unveiled Wednesday by News Corp. chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch and Apple CEO Steve Jobs at an event at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
"The app and the service work, it's just getting them to talk to each other that needs more time," a source familiar with the situation told the Journal.
Apple has been working on a way to let customers sign up for a subscription to a periodical in its iTunes store once and then get it delivered automatically to their iPad instead of requiring people to buy one issue at a time.