Rupe's 'Daily' Delayed; Apple Holds Off for 'Weeks'
CANNES, FRANCE - JUNE 19: Rupert Murdoch talks at a presentation hosted By Young And Rubican at the 55th annual Cannes Advertising Festival on June 19, 2008 in Cannes, France. The festival is the largest gathering of worldwide advertising professionals and advertisers and is the most prestigious annual advertising award. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Expected to be announced next week, News Corp. and Apple have decided to table the launch for "weeks, not months," according to chatty sources of Peter Kafka at All Things D.
The well-resourced iPad app, The Daily, has been building staff and steam for months -- poaching high-powered editorial talent along the way.
The snag isn't the app or the content or partenership issues. Apparently it's about a new "push" feature in iTunes that auto-bills subscribers, with controllable frequency of checking account raids.
Apple has declined to comment (of course) but PR types at News Corp did confirm the delay.