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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Business Model
by ferrels on Mon 3rd Dec 2012 23:45 UTC
ferrels
Member since:
2006-08-15

An analogy of the Daily's business model is a major news network such as CNN restricting its video news broadcasting to one brand of TV set.

Rhetoric on....

Did no one at the Daily think about that before implementation?

Rhetoric off...

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RE: Business Model
by jared_wilkes on Tue 4th Dec 2012 03:43 in reply to "Business Model"
jared_wilkes Member since:
2011-04-25

Did you think about the lack of in-app Android subscription billing (at the time) and the complete and utter failure of large Android tablets (through most of The Daily's history)?

That's a rhetorical question too.

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RE[2]: Business Model
by ferrels on Wed 5th Dec 2012 17:40 in reply to "RE: Business Model"
ferrels Member since:
2006-08-15

Wait, so now you're going to blame the Daily's demise on Android when their target audience was iPad users? That's ridiculous. That makes as much sense as CNN blaming bad ratings on Vizio or Toshiba due to poor consumer sales on TV sets for Christmas. Get a clue.

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