Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 3rd Dec 2012 18:52 UTC
In the News News Corp. has just announced its iPad-only newspaper The Daily will be closed down. What do you know, a platform-specific publication fails in the internet era. I totally did not see this coming at all. Times are changing, people. Platform-specific is so 2007.
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RSS and app like Google Currents
by henderson101 on Tue 4th Dec 2012 09:40 UTC
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RSS and apps like Google Currents have removed any need for a newspaper. Couple that with the fact that as a commuter to London every day I get a free news paper in the morning and evening if I choose to read them (Metro in the morning, Evening Standard in the, er, evening) and that the Metro is a free iOS Newsstand app too (and the full paper content is published), well... why do I need to pay for another US centric news source? The reason the Daily failed was purely the economics of being a geek, nothing to do with the platforms (which, despite Thom's excited platform waving, *is* the most popular Tablet OS in the UK.)

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